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2013-02-15 12:06:00 PM
If just looking around transmits STDs...
 
2013-02-15 12:23:49 PM
Eight STDs were included in the analysis, conducted by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They included chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B virus (HBV), herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), HIV, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis and trichomoniasis.

Herpes alone is in about 1 out of 3 people.  It can transmit via skin-to-skin contact (e.g. via a toilet seat or a kiss from your grandma) and can exist in your body for years without you knowing or getting symptoms.  There are a ton of drugs that suppress/eliminate symptoms or can even be taken as a prophylactic ahead of time (see: wrestling).  It's basically not a big deal and is very common.

By including herpes in the article/analysis, they're greatly boosting the STD numbers and adding needless sensationalism.  Well, not needless to their bottom line or grant submission, I guess.
 
2013-02-15 12:26:04 PM

Lumpmoose: By including herpes in the article/analysis, they're greatly boosting the STD numbers and adding needless sensationalism.  Well, not needless to their bottom line or grant submission, I guess.


 That and HPV - but you're tracking my thoughts exactly.
 
2013-02-15 12:46:17 PM
many young men are infected as young women, the report showedThat's a lot of sex changes going on
 
2013-02-15 01:01:22 PM

CPT Ethanolic: Lumpmoose: By including herpes in the article/analysis, they're greatly boosting the STD numbers and adding needless sensationalism.  Well, not needless to their bottom line or grant submission, I guess.

 That and HPV - but you're tracking my thoughts exactly.


^ THIS & THAT
 
2013-02-15 01:07:04 PM
Is this another Rocky Horror thread?
 
2013-02-15 01:11:36 PM
a kiss from your grandma

She told me it would feel good.

I *knew* I shouldn't have let grandma kiss me down there!
 
2013-02-15 01:13:37 PM

Lumpmoose: Herpes alone is in about 1 out of 3 people.


Does the "cold sore" variety inflate that somewhat misleadingly? I've had a few in my lifetime, but nothing down there, despite my regrettably stupid username.
 
2013-02-15 01:16:09 PM

Lumpmoose: Herpes alone is in about 1 out of 3 people. It can transmit via skin-to-skin contact (e.g. via a toilet seat or a kiss from your grandma)


Well, shiat.  vernonFL already made the grandma comment.  I have nothing else to add.
 
2013-02-15 01:35:12 PM

dickfreckle: Lumpmoose: Herpes alone is in about 1 out of 3 people.

Does the "cold sore" variety inflate that somewhat misleadingly? I've had a few in my lifetime, but nothing down there, despite my regrettably stupid username.


I've heard the 1/3rd stat for HSV2 (genital) but Wikipedia says only 16% for HSV2 and 57.7% for HSV1 (oral) in the US.  They're slightly different strains of the same virus and can transmit via skin contact to either place on the body.

Since the analysis specifies HSV2, they're presumably not including the mouth cold sore virus.  But since HSV2 does literally nothing more than possibly give you a transient, easily combated cold sore on your junk, it's ludicrous to lump it in with HIV in a big STD scare article.
 
2013-02-15 01:39:31 PM
So me, the door, or the wall.

The odds are not in my favor . . . .
 
2013-02-15 01:41:39 PM

Lumpmoose: I've heard the 1/3rd stat for HSV2 (genital) but Wikipedia says only 16% for HSV2 and 57.7% for HSV1 (oral) in the US. They're slightly different strains of the same virus and can transmit via skin contact to either place on the body.


There's also a huge difference in HSV2 infection rates by race and gender.  For instance, nearly half of black women are carriers.

Source
http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats11/figures/56.htm
http://www.yourblackworld.net/2012/08/uncategorized/cdc-nearly-half- of -all-black-women-have-genital-herpes/
 
2013-02-15 01:45:25 PM
Except that my officer features middle class and upper middle class workers who are low risks, so odds are all 6 of us are clean, but the guys at the Taco Bell down the road make up for us.
 
2013-02-15 01:46:56 PM
I don't understand how basement-dwelling virgins can have such high STD rates. Viruses from porn sites?
 
2013-02-15 02:02:37 PM
And so does your  dog.
 
2013-02-15 02:03:41 PM
Can't remember where I read it, but someone said once that HPV is the "quadriplegic ninja" of the STD world...also, over half of sexually active people under 50 will contract it at some point.

Is it time to panic yet?
 
2013-02-15 02:24:35 PM
www.drfunkenberry.com
/just one?
 
2013-02-15 02:37:49 PM
Good old Handrea. She hasn't failed me yet.
 
2013-02-15 02:44:43 PM
Has or had?  Because if you count had...
 
2013-02-15 02:45:35 PM
Depending on how you define "STD," it's actually closer to 90% of the population!!! I'm not kidding. Virtually everyone carries at least one strain of HPV that can be passed along through sex, and more than 2/3 of the population is a carrier of Herpes1.

It's time to be realistic and pragmatic about STD prevention, rather than hysterically stigmatizing everyone who has a virus in their body. Keep yourself safe from the really nasty stuff. Wear a condom. Get a guardasil vaccine to prevent the strains that can kill or sterilize you. And stop pretending you're better than the dirty people who have HPV, because you have it too.
 
2013-02-15 02:46:01 PM

Hagbardr: I don't understand how basement-dwelling virgins can have such high STD rates. Viruses from porn sites?


We all get it from your mom, obviously.
 
2013-02-15 02:46:15 PM

Altair: CPT Ethanolic: Lumpmoose: By including herpes in the article/analysis, they're greatly boosting the STD numbers and adding needless sensationalism.  Well, not needless to their bottom line or grant submission, I guess.

 That and HPV - but you're tracking my thoughts exactly.

^ THIS & THAT


^ THOSE, to summarize my above.
 
2013-02-15 02:52:17 PM
This is why you test, at least once a year even if you're so called 'monogamous' because women are just as farking horny as you are, even yours who probably hasn't farked you more than once in the last 2 weeks. You can even find some clinics where it's free, and all you need is a little pee and blood. Anyone who is farking another person needs to take their own health into consideration and do this. People lie, and cheat and hide shiat from each other all the time while claiming to be *sniff* monogamous, why Kelly, why did you have to fark that 6'4" black guy oh why. You stinking whore!
 
2013-02-15 03:25:19 PM
CSB:

When I was in high school a female classmate got pregnant. Another female classmate went on this giant rant outside of school about how that girl had ruined the school's reputation and they were all going to be painted as cheap whores now etc etc. The best friend of the pregnant girl looked at her and said
"biatch please. You've gone through 10 boyfriends and 8 rounds of STD treatment already this school year and it's farking FEBRUARY! She's been dating the guy who knocked her up for 2 years. If anyone's bringing this school down it's YOU".
 
2013-02-15 03:26:52 PM
I had my annual checkup recently, everything came back clean! *self-highfive*

When I went in to give some blood for it there was one girl completely broken down with tears on the phone with someone. She had a "Living POSITIVE" pamphlet on her lap. They called and told me over the phone I was fine. So word to the wise, if you ever get called IN to the doctor, you're farked.
 
2013-02-15 03:32:22 PM

Baelz: This is why you test, at least once a year even if you're so called 'monogamous' because women are just as farking horny as you are, even yours who probably hasn't farked you more than once in the last 2 weeks. You can even find some clinics where it's free, and all you need is a little pee and blood. Anyone who is farking another person needs to take their own health into consideration and do this. People lie, and cheat and hide shiat from each other all the time while claiming to be *sniff* monogamous, why Kelly, why did you have to fark that 6'4" black guy oh why. You stinking whore!


I had a..... regrettable incident in college that prompted me to visit the campus clinic.  Pretty standard stuff for a campus clinic I'm sure - but I was really shocked at how unscientific it all seemed.  They couldn't say, 'You don't have an STD' they could just say, 'We don't know that you do have an STD'.  They didn't test for all STDs and certain STDs could take a really long time to manifest.

Maybe things have changed, but I left going, 'What the hell did I bother with this for?'

My favorite part of it was how it ended.  They told me, 'Okay, we'll get your results back in a week or two.  If everything is okay we WON'T call you.  So if you don't hear from us, everything came back okay - but that doesn't mean you don't have an STD'.  For all I know, I have AIDS (only they didn't even test for AIDS) or some other horrible STD but they forgot to call or called the wrong number or something.  I just know I didn't get a phone call and forgot about it.
 
2013-02-15 03:45:46 PM
Do crabs count?  'cause I swear them biatches can jump like ten motherfarking feet or something and burrow through a pair of Carhartt's faster than you could burn a hole in them with a cigarette.
 
2013-02-15 03:52:34 PM
Lol at them including HPV.  Way to drum up the hysteria!
 
2013-02-15 03:52:42 PM

Lumpmoose: By including herpes in the article/analysis, they're greatly boosting the STD numbers and adding needless sensationalism.  Well, not needless to their bottom line or grant submission, I guess.


Not to mention giving amnuition to wingnuts who want to continue to push bad ideas like abstinence based sex ed.
 
2013-02-15 03:57:40 PM
I've never had an STD that I was diagnosed of, which isn't to say I've never had an STD for sure, however none of my female partners have, to my knowledge, ever been diagnosed, or anything of the sort. I consider myself fairly lucky, but at the same time, it wasn't that hard. Partners that were DTF on or before any kind of first date were not pursued.

I take issue with statistics like this. The STD apologist side (which there is a rather healthy one, some of them think that they aren't even obligated to tell you that they've had an STD or that once contracting an STD that they should stop. farking. new. people. until it clears up) love to misquote figures. Some thing like, "at one point, 60% of people contract an STD" is not the same as "at any given time, 60% of the population has an infection."

How do STDs spread to new generations without older people farking younger people? If teens would just bang other teens, I think you'd be fine.
 
2013-02-15 04:28:18 PM
Well, hooray for risk mitigation! Even if the statistics are a bit overblown, as Lumpmoose pointed out, it's still kind of miraculous I've never gotten an STD considering the number of partners I've had...

Wear your condoms, people! And no oral outside of committed relationships with clean partners can't hurt your odds either.
 
2013-02-15 04:45:09 PM
What if I'm in a house of mirrors
 
2013-02-15 05:07:12 PM
Know how I know you have herpes on your junk?
 
2013-02-15 05:08:59 PM

daveinsurgent: I've never had an STD that I was diagnosed of, which isn't to say I've never had an STD for sure, however none of my female partners have, to my knowledge, ever been diagnosed, or anything of the sort. I consider myself fairly lucky, but at the same time, it wasn't that hard. Partners that were DTF on or before any kind of first date were not pursued.

I take issue with statistics like this. The STD apologist side (which there is a rather healthy one, some of them think that they aren't even obligated to tell you that they've had an STD or that once contracting an STD that they should stop. farking. new. people. until it clears up) love to misquote figures. Some thing like, "at one point, 60% of people contract an STD" is not the same as "at any given time, 60% of the population has an infection."

How do STDs spread to new generations without older people farking younger people? If teens would just bang other teens, I think you'd be fine.


Well, people farking a person 1 year older or younger alone would lead to them getting spread through generations.

And odds are you have HPV. HPV is spread even with condoms and something like 75% of the population has it (and it very rarely has symptoms). But yeah, I agree that if someone has something, they should tell their partners or, better yet, refrain from sex. But if they had something 5 years ago that was cured via antibiotics? Who cares?
 
2013-02-15 05:29:46 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Good old Handrea. She hasn't failed me yet.


virus.stanford.edu

Handrea! You whore!!
 
2013-02-15 05:49:46 PM
I spent several years convinced that I had HIV or some other nasty immunosuppression thing - I'd had a transfusion back when it was unsafe.  I have also been told I have herpes (or rather, "Herpetic Whitlow"), but that was either incorrect or the most dormant strain EVER (since I've had trauma to the hand since, and that was what supposedly triggered the first "outbreak" - which happened as I was healing from a spider bite).  Since I'm monogamous and my wife is as well (for a few reasons, not the least of which is that she knows that if she ever wants to not be monogamous we can discuss it), the only times I've been tested for STDs are when I've had "plumbing issues" (Cystitis was the diagnosis) and when I've had a bigoted doctor ("You're transgender?  We should give you an STD test, I know you say you're monogamous but I don't believe you anymore, even though I did three months ago.  Oh, and I'll give you this test again every time you come in here...)
 
2013-02-15 06:06:14 PM

A Leaf in Fall: Lol at them including HPV.  Way to drum up the hysteria!


Tommy Moo: Altair: CPT Ethanolic: Lumpmoose: By including herpes in the article/analysis, they're greatly boosting the STD numbers and adding needless sensationalism.  Well, not needless to their bottom line or grant submission, I guess.

 That and HPV - but you're tracking my thoughts exactly.

^ THIS & THAT

^ THOSE, to summarize my above.


By including quotes written by a journalist rather than the article itself, it seems your boosting the outrage and adding needless sensationalism.  Well, not needless to your desire to sound smart, I guess.

Hey look the authors of the article actually said exactly the same thing you guys all think:

Human papillomavirus infections, many of which are asymptomatic and do not cause disease, accounted for most of both prevalent and incident infections.
 
2013-02-15 06:39:30 PM

Lumpmoose: dickfreckle: Lumpmoose: Herpes alone is in about 1 out of 3 people.

Does the "cold sore" variety inflate that somewhat misleadingly? I've had a few in my lifetime, but nothing down there, despite my regrettably stupid username.

I've heard the 1/3rd stat for HSV2 (genital) but Wikipedia says only 16% for HSV2 and 57.7% for HSV1 (oral) in the US.  They're slightly different strains of the same virus and can transmit via skin contact to either place on the body.

Since the analysis specifies HSV2, they're presumably not including the mouth cold sore virus.  But since HSV2 does literally nothing more than possibly give you a transient, easily combated cold sore on your junk, it's ludicrous to lump it in with HIV in a big STD scare article.


I dunno man a cold sore on GOODIE-GOODIE-NO-NO is a rather scary thought.
 
2013-02-15 07:47:09 PM
 
2013-02-15 08:21:45 PM

Exception Collection: I spent several years convinced that I had HIV or some other nasty immunosuppression thing - I'd had a transfusion back when it was unsafe.  I have also been told I have herpes (or rather, "Herpetic Whitlow"), but that was either incorrect or the most dormant strain EVER (since I've had trauma to the hand since, and that was what supposedly triggered the first "outbreak" - which happened as I was healing from a spider bite).  Since I'm monogamous and my wife is as well (for a few reasons, not the least of which is that she knows that if she ever wants to not be monogamous we can discuss it), the only times I've been tested for STDs are when I've had "plumbing issues" (Cystitis was the diagnosis) and when I've had a bigoted doctor ("You're transgender?  We should give you an STD test, I know you say you're monogamous but I don't believe you anymore, even though I did three months ago.  Oh, and I'll give you this test again every time you come in here...)


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2013-02-15 09:42:48 PM
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2013-02-15 10:13:05 PM
I'm surprised by the nonchalance of some to HSV2. Not only is it 1)permanent and 2) socially stigmatizing (for the love of god people, tell your partners- it can be transmitted even if you AREN'T currently having an outbreak), but from learning about it the outbreaks can be very painful. Who wants that. Also, it is more serious if you are a woman because it can affect the birthing process. To avoid transmitting it to the baby, you pretty much have to get a C-section unless you haven't had a breakout in a while- not to say vaginal birth is impossible, just less likely. HSV2 can definitely limit your options in life.
 
2013-02-16 01:32:21 AM
So me, the door, or the wall.

The odds are not in my favor . . . .



Hmmmm... Hubby and I are clean, that means....... BAD KITTY!
 
2013-02-16 06:14:53 AM
I've got a plantar wart.

Does that make me a statistic, or are they only including the sexually-transmitted strains?
 
2013-02-16 06:29:32 AM

GeneralSubliminal: So me, the door, or the wall.

The odds are not in my favor . . . .


No, you're clean. It's that slutty doorknob.
 
2013-02-16 10:21:13 AM

machoprogrammer: daveinsurgent: I've never had an STD that I was diagnosed of, which isn't to say I've never had an STD for sure, however none of my female partners have, to my knowledge, ever been diagnosed, or anything of the sort. I consider myself fairly lucky, but at the same time, it wasn't that hard. Partners that were DTF on or before any kind of first date were not pursued.

I take issue with statistics like this. The STD apologist side (which there is a rather healthy one, some of them think that they aren't even obligated to tell you that they've had an STD or that once contracting an STD that they should stop. farking. new. people. until it clears up) love to misquote figures. Some thing like, "at one point, 60% of people contract an STD" is not the same as "at any given time, 60% of the population has an infection."

How do STDs spread to new generations without older people farking younger people? If teens would just bang other teens, I think you'd be fine.

Well, people farking a person 1 year older or younger alone would lead to them getting spread through generations.

And odds are you have HPV. HPV is spread even with condoms and something like 75% of the population has it (and it very rarely has symptoms). But yeah, I agree that if someone has something, they should tell their partners or, better yet, refrain from sex. But if they had something 5 years ago that was cured via antibiotics? Who cares?


You just did the thing I said people do. A large number of people may have it at some point but that is not the as at all times.
 
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