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Super-gonorrhoea's spread 'causing huge concern'
Doctors have expressed "huge concern" that super-gonorrhoea has spread widely across England and to gay men.
The new superbug prompted a national alert last year when it emerged in Leeds, as one of the main treatments had become useless against it.
Public Health England acknowledges measures to contain the outbreak have been of "limited success".
Doctors fear the sexually transmitted infection, which can cause infertility, could soon become untreatable.
Cases of super-gonorrhoea have now been detected in the West Midlands, London and southern England.
Only 34 cases have been officially confirmed in laboratory testing, >>> but this is likely to be the tip of the iceberg of an infection that can be symptomless. <<< + cuts to public health budget! //&! bit.ly/23PdjDp
antibiotic  resistance  antibiotic-resistant  gonorrhea  antibiotics  superbug  STI  STD  chem-sex  chem  sex  AIDS  HIV  gay  culture  subculture  UK  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  economic  damage  NHS  GP  prevention  budget2015  austerity 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Mary Bassett: Why your doctor should care about social justice
[ DETERMINANT NOT JUST FOR HEALTH, BUT ALSO POOR HEALTH ] the structural inequities embedded in the world's political and economic organizations, inequities that make marginalized people more vulnerable. These same structural problems exist in the United States today, and as New York City's Health Commissioner, Bassett is using every chance she has to rally support for health equity and speak out against racism. "We don't have to have all the answers to call for change," she says. "We just need courage." //&! - Doctors are failing to help people with gender dysphoria - http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i1694 - via https://redd.it/4cr1cr //&! NOT ONLY IN UK - fundraiser to pay for transition - https://redd.it/4dazwd - http://actionfortranshealth.org.uk/2016/04/03/new-solidarity-fund-round-for-people-of-colour/
NHS  Grampian  NHS  health  inequality  marginalised  groups  marginalised  marginalized  groups  marginalized  HIV  AIDS  Transgender  Transphobic  transphobia  Homophobia  homophobic  social  discrimination  discrimination  gay  culture  chem-sex  chem  sex  STD  STI  prevention  intervention  inequality  prejudice  snap  judgement  public  opinion  public  awareness  public  image  public  perception  rationing  mental  health  well  being  GP  Religion  LGBTQIASP  exclusion  class  warfare  western  world  structural  violence  premature  death  Privileged  poverty  public  health  care  system  public  health  public  health  risk  public  health  policy  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  institutional  disparity  Jim  Crow  post-racial  America  Justice 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Stephen Fry - HIV and Me - Part 1 - YouTube
[ chem sex as symptom of public sentiment at large towards what "being gay" means. and how gay people see themselves in this picture and see how they are treated at large?! it's like about breaking free from social norms, its a counterproductive form of rebellion against society in its most dangerous form. ] [ protection = naughty but not dangerous ] [ some are thrill seeking people. a kick apart form normal life. ] [ hetero sex now counts for half of all new infections ] [ medical profession guess is that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all infection go undiagnosed, because they don't have HIV test, in UK ] PART 2: [ stigma and prejudice of being HIV positive is a social crisis. medically we moved on, but socially we haven't. there is still this big fear and horror part, instilled into people by it's initial campaign during the 90's. HIV is a social problem. ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Syphilis: Krank durch Sex - immer mehr Deutsche betroffen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Syphilis - gibt es die noch? Die einstige Massenerkrankung schien in Deutschland fast verschwunden. Seit einigen Jahren aber steigen die Fallzahlen rasant, vor allem in der Schwulenszene der Großstädte. [...] Rückgang des Safer Sex
Syphilis  STD  STI  gay  culture  subculture  chemsex  chem-sex  unprotected  sex  LGBT  HIV  AIDS 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Dating apps prove factor in HIV rise among adolescents - BBC News
"It's not just one to one, it's one to many, so the risks of acquiring HIV go up." Although there is no evidence directly linking apps to HIV infection rates, their increasing prevalence means there is a "need to sound alarm bells", she adds. Adolescence is traditionally a time when teenagers engage in risky behaviour and look to experiment and gain more independence.
casual  sex  HIV  AIDS  Tinder  Grindr  gay  culture  chem-sex  chemsex  LGBTQIASP  LGBT 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
The drugs that protect people who have unprotected sex - BBC News
HIV infection rates are on the rise, particularly among gay men. But could a new type of drug treatment - PrEP - be given to people so they avoid catching the disease, asks Mobeen Azhar. [...] It's impossible to know how many men have become infected with HIV while using chems, but condom-less sex is normal for many men on the chem scene. In a study published by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a third of men surveyed described incidents of unintended unprotected sex while under the influence of chemsex drugs. [...] One in every eight gay men in London is HIV positive.
HIV  AIDS  LGBTQIASP  sex  ed  sex  education  unprotected  sex  sociology  social  study  psychology  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  addiction  internalised  homophobia  homophobic  stigma  public  health  public  health  policy  mental  health  childhood  childhood  development  parenting  parenthood  prejudice  society  culture  Gesellschaft  chronic  stress 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem - BBC News
The trouble is that his diagnosis goes smack against the current ideology of the state and the increasingly powerful Russian Orthodox Church. In an interview this month with Agence France-Presse he was even blunter, saying the Kremlin's policy of promoting traditional family values had failed to halt the spread of the virus. "The last five years of the conservative approach have led to the doubling of the number of HIV-infected people," he said. When Pokrovsky argued for the introduction of sex education in schools - a step resolutely opposed by presidential children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov - the head of Moscow City Council's health committee, Lyudmila Stebenkova, called him a "typical agent working against the national interests of Russia". Pokrovsky's approach, she told the Russian newspaper Kommersant, would only increase children's interest in sex and lead to a surge of HIV and other diseases. [...] "There are 80-100 cases of HIV infection among women a day."
HIV  AIDS  Russia  sex  ed  sex  education  safe  sex  WHO 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
HIV/Aids: Europa verfehlt Millenniumziel - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Europa verfehlt das Millenniumziel, die Ausbreitung von HIV einzudämmen. Mehr als 130.000 Menschen infizierten sich 2013 auf dem europäischen Kontinent plus Russland mit dem Aids-Erreger.
HIV  AIDS  sex  ed  sex  education  public  awareness  public  image  public  perception 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Sex Superbug Could Be 'Worse Than AIDS'
An antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea—now considered a superbug—has some analysts saying that the bacteria's effects could match those of AIDS. [...] This gonorrhea strain, HO41, was discovered in Japan two years ago in a 31-year-old female sex worker who had been screened in 2009. The bacteria has since been found in Hawaii, California and Norway. [...] nearly one in 20 hospital patients become infected with one [Superbug], according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [...] More than 800,000 of STD cases reported are gonorrhea infections, with most occurring in people between the ages of 15 and 24. [...] Gonorrhea can be hard to detect. It often shows no symptoms in about half of women and in about 5 percent of men. Gonorrhea infection rates were at historic lows until two years ago, according to the CDC.
sexual  health  antibiotics  sex  education  superbug  gonorrhea  post-antibiotic  era  AIDS  HO41  STD  sex  ed  STI  CDC  HIV 
august 2013 by asterisk2a

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