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Old 06-29-2019, 04:13 PM   #21
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If we include the stuff that went down on Volcanic Astroid, very little left
I wish that we were atleast able to view the Volcanic Asteroid, since apparently only former participators can see it from what I know.
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The biggest villains were the censors.
What they could do without being held back is my question.
Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building.
I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue.
Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:06 PM   #22
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Awww damnit.. and here I thought that High School Sex Ed. class taught me what I needed to know.

I guess that means that we gotta keep our puckers to ourselves guys. I'm sure gonna miss swapping some spit.
Tbh, the stuff I was taught about sex in school was between 7th and 9th grade. Before that we were taught about the reproductive organs and such ofc, but I dunno, I think I was still a bit too young at the time to pay attention to that kind of stuff. I wasn't having sex when I was in 7th-9th grade or even kissing girls. So it's not like I paid much attention to that sort of information. I think I learned stuff better when I went online to look up for information when I was in my late teens. In HS I heard a lot of ignorant comments from some male classmates regarding sex. Several of them believed that using two condoms at the same time was all it took.

People talk about how in many poor African and Asian countries people don't easily have access to sex ed and information regarding sex, but you also see a lot of people in developed nations being ignorant about such subject. Or just not being careful enough.

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I wish that we were atleast able to view the Volcanic Asteroid, since apparently only former participators can see it from what I know.
Yeah, it opened around the time I joined this place. I was new to the forums and didn't have the guts to ask for permission to Krang to access it. So I never got to know what went down there. Also, some threads that get moved go there instead of to the disintegrator unit for some reason, which is weird. And annoying, since I like to re-read threads that were moved or closed down due to drama... what? don't judge me. bet many of you do that too!
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:43 PM   #23
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Good christ. How is that even possible?
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Cold sores are a type of herpes. Which would check out with the 1-in-4 rates in New York. Cold sores are an extremely common strain and also really easy to transmit.
Actually it's Herpes Simplex 2, NOT Simplex 1 with the statistic I gave about New York in 2008:

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NEW YORK, June 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - More than a quarter of the residents of New York, the city that never sleeps, now live with genital herpes, contracted through freewheeling sexual promiscuity. A new report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that the restless inhabitants of the city have higher rates of infection from sexually transmitted diseases than the rest of the United States.

Health officials announced Monday that 26% of adult New Yorkers have been infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (the virus responsible for genital herpes), while the national average has declined to 19%.
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NEW YORK — A city Health Department study finds that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes. The study, released Monday, says about 26 percent of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19 percent nationwide. The department says genital herpes can double a person’s risk for contracting HIV. Herpes can cause painful sores, but most people have no recognizable symptoms. Among New Yorkers, the herpes rate is higher among women, black people and gay men. The health department urges consistent use of condoms, and says its STD clinics offer free, confidential herpes testing.…
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A city Health Department study finds that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes.

The study, released Monday, says about 26 percent of New York City adults have genital herpes, compared to about 19 percent nationwide.
https://nypost.com/2008/06/09/one-in...-herpes-study/

So yeah...it's genital herpes, not simply an oral cold sore.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:06 PM   #24
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Humanity, you are one frisky, grimy species. Won't be long until rats are calling humans hypocrites. Lets hope other more harmful diseases (sans the likes of HIV already) don't evolve and catch wind that it's a handy way to spread.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:15 PM   #25
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Actually it's Herpes Simplex 2, NOT Simplex 1 with the statistic I gave about New York in 2008:
That's crazy to me. My whole life, I've met only one person who has Herpes. At least, that was open about it.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:12 PM   #26
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That's crazy to me. My whole life, I've met only one person who has Herpes. At least, that was open about it.
For whatever it's worth, having worked as a temp pharmacy technician for about a half of a year, the New York statistic doesn't surprise me that much. When I worked at the pharmacy, it was somewhat surprising seeing middle-aged women and men being prescribed Valtrex. I'm sure some prescriptions were simply to reduce/control shingles or cold sores, but certainly not all with the amounts prescribed. I'm sure it was considerably due to Viagra that was created back in 1998, and with older men wanting to relive their "youth". The older and elderly population have experienced increasing rates of STD infection:

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There were 82,938 cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia reported among Americans 45 and older last year, according to the CDC’s sexually transmitted disease surveillance report for 2016. That is about a 20 percent increase over 2015 and continues a trend of year-over-year increases since at least 2012. The rates of infection are highest among people ages 15 to 24, but the increase among older Americans was larger than for the rest of the population
https://www.aarp.org/health/conditio...adults-fd.html

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One reason Pregler cites could be the repercussions of a unique moment in America's history. "The Summer of Love was 1968, and I think the people who were 18 years old then are 68 now. We have a generation now in those older years who came of age at a medically unusual time," meaning that "prior to the onset of the antibiotic era, sexually transmitted illnesses were a very serious thing. People died of syphilis," but the advent of antibiotics meant that common STIs like gonorrhea and syphilis could be cured. The arrival of the birth control pill also reduced the chances of unwanted pregnancy, freeing young people in the 1960s and 1970s to become more sexually carefree than their predecessors.

"Suddenly, we had this period of time where there really weren't sexually transmitted illnesses that could kill you. Certainly, people got herpes and that could be distressing, but in terms of sexually transmitted illness being a life-or-death matter, there was that period of time where it really wasn't looked at that way," Pregler says. Now older, some members of that generation may have recently lost a long-time partner, and perhaps are becoming sexually active again with a new partner or partners in a changed landscape.
https://health.usnews.com/health-car...-among-seniors

...But yeah, when you're bound to HIPAA privacy laws, you really get to see the unseen side of people. Not just those who have STDs to be treated, but others who have mental illness, or underage teenagers purchasing birth control, or (in this case, not bound by HIPAA) the occasional elderly, slow-walking, man who purchases 2 boxes of Trojan condoms at the pharmacy counter.

The 2008, 19% nationwide statistic for HSV-2 seems pretty close to the amount of Valtrex prescriptions (and other "ciclovir" drugs) prescribed for managing it, back when I used to work there coincidentally in... 2008 (which is how I remembered that statistic from long ago). If you have any friends who work in pharmacy or who is a primary care physician/gynecologist/urologist and ask about it, they'll give you a better perspective on how the statistics closely match up to what they encounter.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:47 AM   #27
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:44 PM   #28
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...And just as world health organizations have been anticipating, gonorrhea has been evolving and mutating into "super gonorrhea".



Untreatable ‘super gonorrhea’ on the rise, spread by oral sex: World Health Organization
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A new strain of gonorrhea is infecting patients all over the world — and the World Health Organization is sending a warning that this mutant "super gonorrhea" is not treatable by current means. About 78 million people catch gonorrhea every year — but the new antibiotic-resistant strain developed through a mistreatment of gonorrhea bacteria left in the throat after oral sex. Gonorrhea in the throat often looks like strep throat, so doctors prescribe standard antibiotics, which then mix with the bacteria, creating antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.

Both of the current antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea — ceftriaxone and azithromycin — are becoming increasingly ineffective against the new strain.

"The bacteria evolve(d) to resist them," said agency Medical Officer Dr. Teodora Wi. U.S. authorities have had some success against gonorrhea by using both ceftriaxone and azithromycin — but it's unclear how long such a regimen will deter the super gonorrhea.

The sexually transmitted infection, which can affect the genitals, rectum and throat, is the second most commonly reported STD in the U.S. — reported by 820,000 patients each year — but because gonorrhea often exhibits no symptoms, many people are initially unaware they are infected. Left untreated, gonorrhea can cause burning during urination, discharge, inflammation, and fertility problems in women. It can also increase the risk of HIV. It is spread through sexual contact, but can also spread from mother to child during birth.

Three new drugs are in the development pipeline, solithromycin, which has completed a phase III trial, and two other drugs which have completed phase II trials, but it is unclear how long it will take these drugs to reach the pharmaceutical market and whether they will prove to be stronger than the super bacteria.

Before then, health experts recommend safe sex with condoms, communication with partners, frequent testing, and the old boring standby, abstinence.
https://www.nydailynews.com/life-sty...icle-1.3309147

How A Man Caught The World's Strongest Super Gonorrhea To Date
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A man had super news for his regular partner in the United Kingdom. Not good news, but super news.

Imagine the conversation after the man told his female partner in England that he had had sexual contact with another woman while traveling abroad. Then picture the dialogue after he revealed that he had caught not only gonorrhea but super gonorrhea. So much for bringing back souvenirs.

A report entitled "UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone acquired abroad" from Public Health England described some of the details about this super gonorrhea, which was first detected when the man visited a sexual health services clinic in early 2018. The man had developed symptoms a month after having sexual contact with a woman in Southeast Asia. While his urine tested negative, a swab of his throat turned up the bacteria, which suggests that oral sex may have been the route of transmission. The bacteria turned out to be resistant to the standard antibiotics for gonorrhea, azithromycin and ceftriaxone, and was susceptible only to spectinomycin.

As the report indicated, this is the first reported case in the world of N. gonorrhea which has both high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone. So, in a way, you can say that this man has the world's worst case of gonorrhea, which is a term used by James Gallagher for the BBC News. There's no indication of how his female partner took the news (aside from her testing negative for gonorrhea) and whether he remains partnered with her. But the "world's worst case of gonorrhea" is not exactly the kind of thing that would look good on a dating profile.

It was only a matter of time before such a resistant strain of gonorrhea appeared. As I've described previously for Forbes, super gonorrhea has been spreading and will continue to spread unless something changes. This is certainly not a slow clap. Inappropriate antibiotic use and unprotected sex (including unprotected oral sex) are likely contributing to the rapid spread of this bacteria otherwise known as the clap. And here's another thing that doesn't deserve a slow clap. Without enough new antibiotics being developed, we may run out of weapons against this superbug in the not too distant future.

This reported case of super gonorrhea probably means that there are many other people who are infected with this strain of bacteria but have not yet been diagnosed and continue to spread the super clap to others. The trouble is many men and most women don't even have symptoms when they are infected with gonorrhea. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) described, even when a woman has symptoms such as pain on urination, increased vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods, she may mistake these symptoms for a "simple" bladder or vaginal infection. The only way to know for sure if you have gonorrhea is to get tested via a urine test or a swab of the rectum or throat if those are areas of concern. Therefore, quite a few men and women may be spreading gonorrhea without even knowing it. In other words, regularly asking your dates,"do you have gonorrhea," is not a good screening method for gonorrhea, although it could impact the probability of a second date.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucele.../#71d9878019c5
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