Although the number of HIV infections among “gay” men in San Francisco have decreased, there are also disturbing and dramatic increases in sexual transmitted infections including rectal gonorrhea and syphilis. The drop in HIV infections is attributed to an uptake in PrEP use among “gay” men, only this has breed complacency and a majority of both HIV positive and negative men are now having sex without condoms. This has resulted in a massive epidemic of STIs. According to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation: “in San Francisco, infection rates of gonorrhea are more than 8 times higher among gay men than among straight men.” In addition, the CDC recently reported that antibiotic resistant strains of gonorrhea are more prevalent in “gay” men than in heterosexual males.*
In addition, refuting the contention that sexually liberated homosexual men, in probably the most “gay” tolerant city in the United States, if not the world, will finally find contentment and peace once they are removed from the social pressures of homophobia – in San Francisco, more than 30% of “gay” men are using the sex-act enhancing drug “poppers,” and more than 20% are using cocaine; over 8% use methamphetamines. In comparison, according to the CDC, illegal drug use (among all substances) is 10.2% among the general population; according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 0.4% of the US population reported using methamphetamine in the past year. Therefore, it’s not surprising that, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health, “gay” men consistently report triple the number of sex partners as heterosexual men and women.
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
*“The percentage of isolates resistant to tetracycline, ciprofloxacin, penicillin, or all three antimicrobials, was greater in isolates from MSM than from MSW.”
“Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antimicrobial Susceptibility Surveillance — The Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project, 27 Sites, United States, 2014”
Surveillance Summaries / July 15, 2016 / 65(7);1–19