Thursday, February 03, 2005

Rare STD appears in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New Yorkers have been diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease that is spreading among gay [homosexual] and bisexual men in Europe, the city health commissioner says.

The disease, known as LGV or Lymphogranuloma venereum, is caused by specific strains of chlamydia and is often marked by painful, bloody rectal infection and genital ulcers.

"LGV is a serious condition and its emergence in New York City reflects continuing high levels of unsafe sexual activity among men who have sex with men," Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden told a news conference on Wednesday.
Unnatural and deviant sexual behavior has dire spiritual consequences and well as physical consequences. What comes to mind when I see stories like this is the saying, "God will not be mocked" and the requirement we have to pray for all who have become slaves to sin.


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