Syphilis Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S. Rise by 15%
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« on: September 24, 2016, 04:32:09 pm »

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control has found that syphilis infection is on the rise among gay and bisexual men in the United States.

http://www.towleroad.com/2016/09/syphilis/
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 04:40:39 pm »

Still a good reason to use a condom. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 07:17:17 pm »

I get an annual test for Syphilis and HIV, everyone should.  Syphilis isn't that big of a deal unless you don't get tested.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 11:46:00 am »

It's not always that easy.    Not everyone has access to proper medical services.   I live in the UK and the NHS is a nightmare.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 02:55:38 pm »

I live in the UK and I think that is an exaggeration
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 03:04:22 pm »

It's not always that easy.    Not everyone has access to proper medical services.   I live in the UK and the NHS is a nightmare.

Lived in SW London for 2 years. Service I received is excellent. Sexual health clinic also provided solid service too.

Depends on the GP office you go to I suppose!
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2016, 11:36:56 am »

My GP in Brighton refused to refer me for 20 months and I ended up with permanent nerve damage in both hands.  I only got referred because he went on vacation and his replacement referred me. 

I was almost killed because of the Scottish NHS screwing up and letting me have a massive ear infection for 5 months, back in 2008.  My specialist appointment was at 11am and I was on the OR table at 1pm.  My hearing has been bad since then and only now am I able to get 1 hearing aid.  My hearing hasn't changed much since 1 Jan 2009 and I qualified for a pair of hearing aids back then, but the NHS never offered them to me, even though I asked.   Now due to "changes" in the Scottish NHS, I can only get 1 hearing aid and it takes nearly a year to get from the day they take the ear impression.  I should have an NHS hearing by summer 2017.

It's purely a postcode lottery on how good the NHS is.
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2016, 07:57:31 pm »

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2016, 06:30:25 am »

Another +1 to UK NHS service. I had the worst case of Gonorrhea and I couldn't walk the pain was so bad. The time I arrived at the A&E up until the moment of release (which was the next day after having to stay overnight), I was taken care of quite well. Doubt I would have received that standard of care back here in the US. Although I was living in SW London where basically every stop along the tube has a GUM clinic nearby  Cheers

And yes, please test regularly! I contracted syph a few months ago. Those penicillin shots right in the ass hurt like a mofo.
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Doh! Gotta be like Kyle and get off the soapbox and lay off the speeches! Yikes Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2016, 03:05:08 am »

That's bad. Hope everyone takes better care of themselves.
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