For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar

For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar

There are 7 comments on the Free Republic story from May 19, 2013, titled For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar. In it, Free Republic reports that:

A new, casually transmittable infection - a unique strain of bacterial meningitis - has cast a pall over the gay night life and dating scene, with men wondering whether this is AIDS, circa 1981, all over again.

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Since: Feb 13

United States

#1 May 19, 2013
Damn, why be gay if you can't rut in public bath houses with every available orifice present? The sad answer AGAIN is monogamy!! Gay night life, is that the euphemism for rest stop bathroom lurking?
Pierre

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#4 May 19, 2013
From the article...
focusing on those most in danger: men who regularly hook up with other men whom they meet at parties, bars, clubs and through apps like Grindr. Dr. Don Weiss, the director of surveillance for the city’s Bureau of Communicable Disease, has called it “Russian roulette sex,” because “sooner or later, you are going to come across this organism and be exposed.”

The health department’s own vaccination efforts at several gay bars have had limited success. Men out partying want to have fun, not be told that they may fall prey to a lethal disease by doing so.
Francois

Paris, France

#5 May 19, 2013
Looks like the REAL DEAL about homosexuality is rearing it's ugly head again.

Oh my but what about marriage equality and gay pride?
paradox96

Morecambe, UK

#6 May 19, 2013
dont be mean to gay people just cause you cant get any and i am not a slut for being gay, im saving myself for the right guy.
GetOnMyLevel

La Crescenta, CA

#8 May 19, 2013
Jeez whats with the homophobes? This disease is passed on to loose gays (or straights) who don't take the time to be safe like everyone-gay or straight-should do.
Way Above Your Level

Chicago, IL

#9 May 20, 2013
GetOnMyLevel wrote:
Jeez whats with the homophobes? This disease is passed on to loose gays (or straights) who don't take the time to be safe like everyone-gay or straight-should do.
NOPE!

Per the CDC, the medical community, heck, per the Sunday New York Times article that has caused a panic, this is another HOMOSEXUAL-ONLY PLAGUE.

The problem with GRID II (AIDS II), is that this time homosexuals can kill us by water droplets, in the health club, restaurant, heck, even by sneezing on us.

Shut up and sit in the corner while the adults decide what to do with you--this is the second plague you've caused, and this is the real deal, WORSE THAN AIDS.

But you're in LA--one of the epicenters!
GetOnMyLevel

La Crescenta, CA

#10 May 20, 2013
I'm not in LA. What did I cause? I'm a vigin. You better get checked for this disease, that's probably why you're so freaked about it.

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