Syphilis outbreak among West coast homosexuals leads to blindness

Joseph Serna reports for The Los Angeles Times that public health officials across the West Coast are urging medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness.
ocular syphilis
On March 5, 2015, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an advisory for primary and eye-care providers to look out for symptoms associated with ocular syphilis, which is usually a complication of primary or secondary syphilis infections.
Two recent suspected cases in Los Angeles are added to the more than a dozen reported cases of ocular syphilis between Seattle and San Francisco, most of them among homosexual men. Some of the patients also are HIV positive, including six in San Francisco. In Seattle, two of the patients went blind.
In a statement, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation Michael Weinstein calls for medical professionals to do more: “These new cases … highlight the importance of ongoing, regular check-ups for sexually active individuals who feel they may be at risk, particularly men who have sex with men.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California’s syphilis rate is second in the country behind only Georgia. Los Angeles also had the highest number of primary and secondary cases of syphilis of any county in the U.S. in 2013, the CDC reported.
Meanwhile, the FDA’s decades-long ban on homosexual men as blood donors is opposed by the American Medical Association, despite the fact that according to the FDA, “gay men represent 61 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S.” (ABC News)
Even worse, homosexuals are championing a “national gay blood drive.”
H/t California Catholic Daily
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Ti
Ti
5 years ago

let’s mandate anti-syphilis vaccinations for everyone? BTW I’ll pass on transfusions forever

marblenecltr
5 years ago

Syphilis was once treated with mercury, then penicillin, but syphilis may have mutated. It killed Al Capone. But to another point, isn’t AMA on the side of health and wellness? Who benefits from their poliicy?

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
5 years ago

If The American Red Cross starts taking donations from gay men for use in the general population–I foresee churches and other organizations banding together to provide blood donations for members of their own organization(s). I was shocked when I first read that the FDA had changed their ruling regarding letting homosexual men donate blood–and now we hear that the American Medical Assoc is against this change??????? Why would we think that the FDA knows more than the AMA? This is just gross negligence–even if the odds were 1/100. Who wants to play Russian roulette with their own life, or the… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
5 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Dr Eowyn . . . thank you for correcting me! That is truly horrific news. Perhaps doctors are influenced by the thought that revenues will fall if there is not enough ready blood transfusions to fuel surgeries. Then, the real question is . . . how can we really trust our doctors? I apologize for mis-reading the article; sometimes, I am disappointed in how my brain is behaving.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Eowyn, And I can’t even donate because I take an 81 mg aspirin.
Aids yes, aspirin no. OKIE DOKIE.

hujonwi
hujonwi
5 years ago
Reply to  Steve

And I can’t donate because I ate beef in Europe in the early 1980’s… Because of the possibility of Mad Cow Disease…

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
5 years ago

Dr Eowyn, this is truly an excellent article, and one that everyone needs to be aware of!

elihew
elihew
5 years ago

I hate to be dogmatic on this (not really!), but: “Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, in due time their foot will slip; for the day of their calamity is near, and the impending things are hastening upon them.” (Deuteronomy 32.35.)

josephbc69
5 years ago

More Bizarro New World Disorder! Seems to be no end to it, although I thought the fool [can’t recall his name] who was in only his white briefs as the emcee for the Oscars [I don’t watch it] was the top, and matters would get better….

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
5 years ago

“national gay blood drive.” GREAT-Keep that separate from regular blood and use it for only homosexuals. Wouldn’t take long for homosexuality to wither up and “blow” away.
Regarding the blindness,There’s the ultimate eye-bleach,but it only works on the people who don’t NEED it….

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
5 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

truckjunkie . . . I so agree with you, the picture of the blind man is (and I apologize if I give offense to anyone) so sickening, that it is almost unbearable to view it. I doubt that I could ever work in health care as a nurse, or aide, as I find that I could not view patients in this state. It is the saddest state a human being could possibly be in.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
5 years ago

This adds a whole new context to the adults’ admonishment when we were kids,”If you keep doing that,you’ll go blind.” Different “that”,but they were pretty damned close….

BobToonist
BobToonist
5 years ago

Whatever happened to the Hippocratic Oath: ‘Physician, do no harm’….
The AMA (which represents only a minority of doctors in the US) would seem to be the ones who are truly blind….. or perhaps agenda-driven.

Kelleigh
5 years ago

Speaking of Syphilis, anyone remember the horrid Tuskegee Syphilis experiment on black men around WWII? Back in the late 90s, we did a radio interview with the lawyer for the surviving 20 men. When the radio host asked how much they finally got in reparations from the govt. via the U.S. Health Dept., the lawyer commented only $3 million. When asked why, he said, “Because you can’t expect much when the judge works for the people you’re suing.” How very true. The families of these men died, and guess what? Penicillen was available. As well, one of these rotten health… Read more »

sparrow59
sparrow59
5 years ago

If this doesn’t wake the gays up, what will.

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
5 years ago

they’re probably getting it from their nacho parties….it’s unfortunate that the sodomites don’t see they’re being used to advance an agenda against Christ, which is against them as well. As long as sodomites believe in entitlement and refuse Jesus, they will continue to suffer from the effects of their acts.

Steven Broiles
5 years ago

A true article of utter horror!
History is REPLETE with syphilitic characters, Friedrich Nietzsche and Vladimir Lenin among them! This means that, long after they died, we are still suffering from their insanity! Think about it: Wicked and insane people die, but their evil and stupid ideas never die!

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
5 years ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

like the disease, it merely passes on to the next person willing to engage in it….

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joandarc
joandarc
5 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post. I know this sounds unusual, but it reminded me of the two angels who visited the inhabitants of Sodom, wherein the angels made them blind because they were going to try to “know” the angels in a sexual way.