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[[Image:Neisseriagon.jpg|thumbnail|175px|right|[[Gonorrhea]] is a [[sexually transmitted disease]] ([[STD]]) caused by the bacyterium [[Neisseria gonorrhoeae]].]]
 
[[Image:Neisseriagon.jpg|thumbnail|175px|right|[[Gonorrhea]] is a [[sexually transmitted disease]] ([[STD]]) caused by the bacyterium [[Neisseria gonorrhoeae]].]]
In respect to '''homosexuality and gonorrhea''', [[Concerned Women of America]] issued an article entitled ''Health and Homosexuality''. The article stated the following regarding homosexuality and gonorrhea:
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In respect to '''homosexuality and gonorrhea''', a study published by the ''[[Canadian Medical Association Journal]]'' in 1991 found that:
{{cquote|In a study published by the ''[[Canadian Medical Association Journal]]'' in 1991, "...gonorrhea was associated with urethral discharge ... and homosexuality (3.7 times higher than the rate among heterosexuals)."<ref>http://www.cwfa.org/articles/959/CWA/family/index.htm</ref>}}  
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{{cquote|Among the males [...] gonorrhea was associated with urethral discharge (positivity rate 24.3 time higher than the rate among those without discharge) and homosexuality (3.7 times higher than the rate among heterosexuals).<ref>Canadian Medical Association Journal - [http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1453048 Predictors of chlamydial infection and gonorrhea among patients seen by private practitioners]</ref>}}  
  
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report regarding [[Homosexuality|homosexual]] men entitled ''Increases in Unsafe Sex and Rectal Gonorrhea Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- San Francisco, California, 1994-1997''.<ref>http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056314.htm</ref> The CDC report stated that "male rectal gonorrhea is increasing among MSM [men who have sex with men] amidst an overall decline in nationwide gonorrhea rates."<ref>http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056314.htm</ref>
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The [[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]] (CDC) issued a report regarding [[Homosexuality|homosexual]] men, which stated that "male rectal gonorrhea is increasing among MSM [men who have sex with men] amidst an overall decline in nationwide gonorrhea rates."<ref>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - [http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056314.htm Increases in Unsafe Sex and Rectal Gonorrhea Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- San Francisco, California, 1994-1997]</ref>
  
The [[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]] (CDC) also made the following report:
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The CDC also made the following report:
{{cquote| "CDC conducted sentinel surveillance in 28 cities and found the proportion of cases resistant to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (a first-line treatment for [[gonorrhea]]) increased from 4.1 percent in 2003 to 6.8 percent in 2004. Resistance is especially worrisome in men who have sex with men, where it was eight times higher than among heterosexuals (23.8 percent vs. 2.9 percent). In April 2004, CDC recommended that fluoroquinolones no longer be used as treatment for gonorrhea among men who have sex with men. These [[antibiotic]]s were also not recommended to treat the disease in anyone in [[California]] or [[Hawaii]], where resistance has been widespread for years. Outside of these states, the prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance among heterosexuals remains low at 1.3 percent."<ref>http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r051108.htm</ref>}}
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{{cquote| "CDC conducted sentinel surveillance in 28 cities and found the proportion of cases resistant to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (a first-line treatment for [[gonorrhea]]) increased from 4.1 percent in 2003 to 6.8 percent in 2004. Resistance is especially worrisome in men who have sex with men, where it was eight times higher than among heterosexuals (23.8 percent vs. 2.9 percent). In April 2004, CDC recommended that fluoroquinolones no longer be used as treatment for gonorrhea among men who have sex with men. These [[antibiotic]]s were also not recommended to treat the disease in anyone in [[California]] or [[Hawaii]], where resistance has been widespread for years. Outside of these states, the prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance among heterosexuals remains low at 1.3 percent."<ref>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - [http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r051108.htm New CDC Data Show Syphilis Increasing in Men -- Gonorrhea Cases at All Time Low; Chlamydia Testing Possibly Increasing]</ref>}}
 
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Homosexuality]]
 
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[[Category: Sexually Transmitted Disease]]
 
[[Category: Sexually Transmitted Disease]]

Revision as of 16:49, 25 December 2007

In respect to homosexuality and gonorrhea, a study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 1991 found that:

Among the males [...] gonorrhea was associated with urethral discharge (positivity rate 24.3 time higher than the rate among those without discharge) and homosexuality (3.7 times higher than the rate among heterosexuals).[1]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report regarding homosexual men, which stated that "male rectal gonorrhea is increasing among MSM [men who have sex with men] amidst an overall decline in nationwide gonorrhea rates."[2]

The CDC also made the following report:

"CDC conducted sentinel surveillance in 28 cities and found the proportion of cases resistant to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (a first-line treatment for gonorrhea) increased from 4.1 percent in 2003 to 6.8 percent in 2004. Resistance is especially worrisome in men who have sex with men, where it was eight times higher than among heterosexuals (23.8 percent vs. 2.9 percent). In April 2004, CDC recommended that fluoroquinolones no longer be used as treatment for gonorrhea among men who have sex with men. These antibiotics were also not recommended to treat the disease in anyone in California or Hawaii, where resistance has been widespread for years. Outside of these states, the prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance among heterosexuals remains low at 1.3 percent."[3]

References

  1. Canadian Medical Association Journal - Predictors of chlamydial infection and gonorrhea among patients seen by private practitioners
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Increases in Unsafe Sex and Rectal Gonorrhea Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- San Francisco, California, 1994-1997
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - New CDC Data Show Syphilis Increasing in Men -- Gonorrhea Cases at All Time Low; Chlamydia Testing Possibly Increasing