Jun
27
2008

Sex in the City. And various other places.

Herpes is on the rise in New York city – one in four adults carries the disease.

And HIV is on the rise across the United States – though experts say that is due to better, more accurate counting rather than to any real increase in the disease.

On the plus side of the ledger, the World Health Organization has recognized that AIDS is unlikely to become an epidemic among heterosexual (straight) populations in the West. Not that folks can all go about being careless, but it is far less common than many feared it would be. The disease is epidemic among all groups in sub-Saharan Africa.

And, just in time for the pool party season, comes news that you can't catch AIDS from swimming pool water, even if people have been engaging in natatorial naughtiness.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

Could the increase in HIV in the US also be attributable to the fact that people are living a lot longer with the condition? I don't have any data, but look at how well Magic Johnson is getting along more than 10 years after his diagnosis.

posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 4:04pm
Looper Woggie's picture
Looper Woggie says:

I quite agree. I also think that it has to do with all of the artificial chemicals in our foods and us messing with the genetic structure of fruits and vegetables to make them be larger and to resist diseases.
Thank you very much

posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 4:17pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids. Artificial chemicals in food have not been shown to have anything to do with it.

posted on Fri, 06/27/2008 - 4:55pm
Jack's picture
Jack says:

HIV is transmited though contact between people

posted on Sat, 06/28/2008 - 12:44pm
hugh's picture
hugh says:

so true, so true

posted on Sat, 06/28/2008 - 6:10pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

A new study shows that HIV infection rates continue to rise among young gay men.

posted on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 12:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well if theyare ahving unprotected sex ......... thtas what they get!!!!

posted on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 12:24pm
Smiley12m's picture
Smiley12m says:

no that is not right because that is how i got clemedia

posted on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 1:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Right people need to learn how to be more responsible,and talk to their person their in a relationship with ya digg!

posted on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 1:22pm

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