Homosexuality and disease
Homosexuality and AIDS
For a more detailed treatment, see AIDS.
AIDS was introduced to mainstream America by promiscuous homosexuals in San Francisco and a few other urban centers. The term "gay disease" originally carried no bad connotation; it was named by a physician who himself was homosexual, who had noted the correlation between the constellation of symptoms and the men having sex with men.
When a stigma became associated with the term, gay rights activists began to object to the use of the term. They also began to deny the fact that the disease was primarily associated with homosexual activity, as well as downplaying the fact that anal intercourse tends to injure the delicate tissues of the rectum.
MRSA and Homosexuality
For a more detailed treatment, see Homosexuality and MRSA.
- Incidence of the new variant is 13 times higher in San Francisco's heavily gay Castro neighborhood and surrounding zip codes than in the city's general population. That concentration — and the fact that many infections appear on the buttocks and the genital region — is leading researchers to suggest that MDR staph is being spread through sexual contact.
- MDR staph is related to an MRSA strain called USA-300 that has appeared in schools, prisons and athletic teams around the country. But MDR staph is even more resistant to antibiotics.