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Allahuakbar
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Wed May 16 04:51:42
Opioid crisis and now this:

http://www...-highs-for-third-year-in-a-row


California STDs Raging At All Time Highs For Third Year In A Row

May 15, 2018



California has seen a record rise in cases of sexually transmitted diseases and a spike in the number of stillbirths caused by syphilis. It marks the third year in a row that the state has seen a rise in the spread of STDs.

More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were counted in 2017, according to the latest report by the California Department of Public Health. Health officials said the upsurge constitutes a 45 percent increase compared to five years ago.

But what is "particularly concerning" to the department is that the number of stillbirths due to congenital syphilis increased to 30 — the highest number reported since 1995. And the overall cases of California babies born with the disease — passed through the placenta from their mothers — has more than quadrupled since 2013 to 278 last year. It can cause severe neurological problems, deformities or blindness, among other serious ailments.

Chlamydia is by far the most widespread of the three diseases, especially among young women under 30. Men account for the majority of syphilis and gonorrhea cases. If left untreated, the health department noted, chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain.

"STDs are preventable by consistently using condoms, and many STDs can be cured with antibiotics," CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith said in a statement. "Regular testing and treatment are very important for people who are sexually active, even for people who have no symptoms. Most people infected with an STD do not know it."

Dr. Heidi Bauer, chief of the state health department's STD Control Branch told NPR the rise in STDs can be blamed on a multitude of factors that vary by demographic. For instance, the rise in gonorrhea and syphilis among gay and bisexual men can be partially due to the efficacy of HIV/AIDS treatments. "Because of that there is less concern about the transmission of HIV and using condoms," she said.

Rural populations have suffered greatly from the closure of smaller health clinics, closed as a result of statewide budget cuts during the recession. Bauer said, people with limited access to care "have had to scramble," traveling long distances to receive medical attention or testing. And in some, not every provider stocks the medications to treat STD cases, she said.

The ubiquity of "hookup" apps is another contributing factor. "The internet and smart phones have made it very, very easy to create social and sexual connections between people," Bauer said, adding that short-lived relationships, during which many people don't bother to exchange meaningful contact information, makes it challenging to notify previous sexual partners of dangerous infections.

The data out of California are consistent with the most recent nationwide numbers available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which logged more sexually transmitted diseases than ever in 2016. More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States that year and early reports indicate 2017 may be another record setting year.

Alaska, Louisiana and Mississippi had the most chlamydia cases per capita, while Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia ranked highest for gonorrhea. The District of Columbia, Louisiana and New York scored ignominious recognition for cases of syphilis.

In California, the health department is collaborating with the state department of education and community groups to ensure schools provide comprehensive STD/HIV prevention education, as is required by the 2016 California Healthy Youth Act.
murder
Member
Wed May 16 10:45:42

We need MORE opioids. This nation needs a good culling.

hood
Member
Wed May 16 11:03:25
Be a leader. Off yourself.
murder
Member
Wed May 16 11:17:39

That wouldn't help at all. I'm not one of the ones that suck.

Rugian
Member
Wed May 16 11:24:21
hood
Member Wed May 16 11:03:25
Be a leader. Off yourself.

Correct.
murder
Member
Wed May 16 11:26:46

Snowflakes and bleeding hearts as far as the eye can see. :o)

hood
Member
Wed May 16 11:42:51
"That wouldn't help at all."

Your life doesn't help at all. By killing yourself, you would at least reduce the consumption of resources, netting a positive.
murder
Member
Wed May 16 11:46:47

But then who would set all you fools straight?

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Wed May 16 11:48:51

I'll do it.

Feel free to go ahead murder.

hood
Member
Wed May 16 11:54:07
There's plenty of old, crotchety, retarded people to rant racist shit at anyone who will listen. As I said, you provide no value while living.
murder
Member
Wed May 16 11:58:22

I'm not a racist.

See? If I was gone, who would've set you straight on that? No one.



hood
Member
Wed May 16 12:00:44
You say words, but they fall short of reality. I get plenty of delusional crap from a variety of sources.
murder
Member
Wed May 16 12:05:09

Reality is that I am in no way racist. Jews are not a race. Muslims are not a race. Retards are not a race.

hood
Member
Wed May 16 12:13:11
^ doesn't understand common usage of words or the definition of race.
Rugian
Member
Wed May 16 12:22:59
Of course Jews are a race. Why would we have bothered with concentration camps if we could simply convert them into non-Jews?
murder
Member
Wed May 16 12:24:17

Of course I understand the common usage of words. For example, I use retard to describe people who are merely stupid. :o)

hood
Member
Wed May 16 12:28:48
And yet you don't understand the use of racist or the definition of race (of which jews would actually fall under). Which is weird, but has been true for a while.
murder
Member
Wed May 16 12:34:38

Jews are in no way shape or form a race.

You can become a jew if you want to. That means they can't possibly be a race. Unless you believe in Mighty Morphin Power Jews.

murder
Member
Wed May 16 12:39:02

What's more, I don't hate all jews, just those who conspire to usurp US power for the benefit of Israel.

Which is the vast majority of them.

So even if we accepted jews as a mighty morphin race, you'd still be wrong.

And you'd still need me around to set you straight. :o)

hood
Member
Wed May 16 12:47:48
"Jews are in no way shape or form a race.

You can become a jew if you want to. That means they can't possibly be a race."

-facepalm-


http://www.dictionary.com/browse/race
"race2
[reys]
noun

a group of persons related by common descent or heredity.

a population so related.
Anthropology.

(no longer in technical use) any of the traditional divisions of humankind, the commonest being the Caucasian, Mongoloid, and Negro, characterized by supposedly distinctive and universal physical characteristics.

an arbitrary classification of modern humans, sometimes, especially formerly, based on any or a combination of various physical characteristics, as skin color, facial form, or eye shape, and now frequently based on such genetic markers as blood groups.

a socially constructed category of identification based on physical characteristics, ancestry, historical affiliation, or shared culture: Her parents wanted her to marry within her race.

a human population partially isolated reproductively from other populations, whose members share a greater degree of physical and genetic similarity with one another than with other humans.

a group of tribes or peoples forming an ethnic lineage: the Slavic race.

any people united by common history, language, cultural traits, etc.: the Dutch race.

the human race or family; humankind: Nuclear weapons pose a threat to the race.

Zoology.a variety; subspecies."

Pick literally any definition. Jews fit. A handful of people who converted don't change this - they just aren't part of the aforementioned Jewish race. Nudists could be a race, if they have all lived in the the same colony for many generations.

You're wrong, retarded, old, and unable to learn. Quite the opposite of you setting anyone straight, it's a chore to attempt to correct your ignorant retardation.


"What's more, I don't hate all jews, just those who conspire to usurp US power for the benefit of Israel.

Which is the vast majority of them."

Based on the vast experience you have interacting with Jewish people? See above comment about being a leader and culling yourself.
Paramount
Member
Wed May 16 12:50:44
Jews aren’t a race as Christians are not a race. Jews are a ethnic group who shares a religion.
hood
Member
Wed May 16 12:56:56
Ethnic group = race, smarty. Else you are talking homo sapien, in which there is no distinction between any human.
Rugian
Member
Wed May 16 12:58:09
Okay now this is becoming dumb. Ethnic group != race.
Paramount
Member
Wed May 16 13:04:24
Semites are a race.
Paramount
Member
Wed May 16 13:05:35
Semites consists of different ethnic groups. Jews and Muslims, for an example.
hood
Member
Wed May 16 13:09:16
No, rugian, that's literally (although not literally called out as) the definition.

"any people united by common history, language, cultural traits, etc.: the Dutch race."

The Dutch are clearly an ethnic group. And they fit within the definition of race, so much so that they're the example.
Rugian
Member
Wed May 16 13:09:57
Incorrect. Everyone knows there are only five races, namely black, yellow, brown, red and superior.
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Wed May 16 13:12:59
Superior
murder
Member
Wed May 16 13:19:19

"Pick literally any definition. Jews fit."

They don't fit ANY of them.


"A handful of people who converted don't change this - they just aren't part of the aforementioned Jewish race."

Does this race feature hook noses?


fyi the only people that refer to jews as a race are people who hate jews.

hood
Member
Wed May 16 13:20:22
Rugian, you forgot green for all the ogres trying to masquerade as "bbw."
murder
Member
Wed May 16 13:24:48

"Nudists could be a race, if they have all lived in the the same colony for many generations. "

lol! That's just wrong.


"You're wrong, retarded, old, and unable to learn. Quite the opposite of you setting anyone straight, it's a chore to attempt to correct your ignorant retardation."

You should probably quit straining yourself. It can lead to hemorrhoids, and you may even burst a blood vessel.

murder
Member
Wed May 16 13:26:07

"Based on the vast experience you have interacting with Jewish people? See above comment about being a leader and culling yourself."

I may be part of your so called Jewish race by way of Spain. Have a little respect! :o)

hood
Member
Wed May 16 13:31:25
I don't have any respect for the willfully ignorant. Especially those with dreams of mass genocide.
murder
Member
Wed May 16 13:54:03

"Especially those with dreams of mass genocide."

As opposed to the other more limited kind of genocide?

hood
Member
Wed May 16 14:19:42
Wanting to eliminate all Hawaiians is pretty limited in terms of raw numbers dead. It is still genocide.
kargen
Member
Wed May 16 18:02:46
It is stories like this that make me wish it were somehow possible for California to secede.

And it seems using the word race is becoming a taboo now. We are suppose to use "communities" or some other nonsense. Race is another one of those words kinda like the word gay. It doesn't mean what it used to mean.

Gay used to mean happy or joyful then it meant homosexual then it meant stupid and I have no idea what it might mean now.

Race used to be broke down into four major races and many subsets of those races. Then the subsets became the races and I guess now three people out in the boonies somewhere all with shaved heads and yellow t-shirts can be a race.
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