Archive for December, 2007

Sex Infections Continue to Rise

A recent report suggests that the status of United Kingdom’s overall sexual health among its citizens is getting worse. According to Health Protection Agency, a total of 376,508 new sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in 2006, an increase of 2.2% from 2005.In that same year, there were 113,585 cases of chlamydia that are diagnosed at UK’s genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics on all age groups. This statistic was up almost 4% from the previous year.Meanwhile, new cases of syphilis rema…

Huckabee refuses to retract old-fashioned AIDS views

Republican presidential nominee Mike Huckabee refused to retract a statement he made in 1992, in which he recommended isolation for people with AIDS. During his failed run for a U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas, Huckabee said steps should be taken to “isolate the carriers of this plague”. In a recent interview, he said he probably would not make the same statement today, especially because of what it known about how the HIV virus is transmitted. However, he insisted that he still believe that wh…