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February 22, 2005

Unerreporting the underreported

WorldNetDaily has come out with it's year's 10 most underreported stories. An interesting read, but absent is any mention of the lack of reporting on the STD epidemic that has been a real issue for decades in America, and the world.

The Medical Institute for Sexual Health reports:

The United States is experiencing a major epidemic of sexually transmitted Disease (STD). Over 60 million Americans are currently infected with an STD and 15 million new cases of sexually transmitted infection occur each year. One quarter of these new STD infections occur in people between 15 and 19, and two-thirds occur in those under the age of 25.

In a 1993 article by Probe Ministries it was reported that there were 12 million new cases a year. That was 12 years ago and the increase in new cases has accelerated by 25%. Ironically the World Health Organization focuses almost exclusively on HIV which actually affects only a miniscule amount of people, and more and more medical professionals are recognizing that it may never have been a threat at all. Oddly enough their pages on STDs alone are offline.

Were people to really understand the impact of STDs the high priests of “safe sex” would become the laughing stock they deserve to be. But acknowledging that putting only a paper thin layer of latex between you and an incurable, agonizing and sometimes fatal disease is a stupid idea -- has been deemed “religious dogma” and so the nation remains ignorant of the danger.

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 22, 2005 11:52 AM

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