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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 56 -- Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

THE RESURGENCE OF THE STD-

In New York City, the rate of syphilis has increased by more than four hundred per cent in the past five years. Gay men account for virtually the entire rise. Between 1998 and 2000, fifteen per cent of the syphilis cases in Chicago could be attributed to gay men. Since 2001, that number has grown to sixty per cent.

....

Over the past several years, nearly every indicator of risky sexual activity has risen in the gay community. Perhaps for the first time since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, the number of men who say they use condoms regularly is below fifty per cent; after many years of decline, the number of new H.I.V. diagnoses among gay men increased every year between 2000 and 2003, while remaining stable in the rest of the population.

For trend watchers, a trend to watch.

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The New Yorker magazine.


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Posted by Will Franklin · 24 May 2005 08:35 AM

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