Skip to comments.HIV, syphilis cluster affecting at least 125 discovered in Milwaukee, WI
Posted on 03/06/2018 3:28:40 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
125 people, including some high school students, have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in one of the largest sexually transmitted infection clusters discovered in Milwaukee, health care advocates confirmed to the Journal Sentinel.
This is an epidemic people are not talking about, and it leads to people taking unnecessary risks, said Melissa Ugland, a public health consultant who works with a number of local organizations that focus on public health.
There has been no announcement to the general public from the Milwaukee Health Department as of Tuesday.
Fewer than 10% of the 125 people who tested positive are Milwaukee Public Schools students, but health care experts anticipate that the numbers could increase as more people come forward.
A cluster is an aggregation of disease closely grouped in time and place. This cluster was identified as such because the people in it could all be connected, and were in contact with each other during a 12-month, identifiable period, Ugland said.
Most of those in the group are men and 45% were HIV positive, Ugland and other health care advocates said.
Ugland said she did not know which school or schools were impacted by the cluster but she said it could be several.
In a statement, MPS said the Health Department informed the district that the entire city is experiencing an increase in sexually transmitted infections in young people ages 15 to 24.
"Because schools have a significant number of students in the 15-18 age group, we are working with the Milwaukee Health Department, in a collaborative and preventive effort, to share information with young people in middle schools and high schools to keep them healthy and to protect their health," the statement said.
The cluster was still considered ongoing; they were continuing to try to track down some folks, Ugland said.
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It is politically incorrect (not to mention liberal heresy) to admit that sex can have deadly consequences.
How about the ones in Hope, Arkansas?
Something like this, thanks to the bisexuals, can easily spread into the heterosexual community.
I like celibacy. I really do.
One wonders; has Bill Clinton been in, ‘The People’s Republik of Milwaukeestan’ recently?
All joking aside - Milwaukee used to be a beautiful, vibrant AWESOME place to live and fulfill The American Dream. I grew up there. We left in 1970.
One more example of how Democrats destroy everything they touch. :(
People taking unnecessary risks??? We all know how these diseases are spread. One can greatly reduced ones risk by avoiding the risky behaviors which spread the diseases.
Just keep wearing your assless chaps into leather bars fellas.
American democracy has evolved from freedom and responsibility, to mere license. Its all supported by massive debt and printed money too - for now anyway
And they all wrote "Q Drops" and laughed, and coughed and ejected sputum.
I read someplace recently that this area is a human trafficking hub
There has been no announcement to the general public from the Milwaukee Health Department as of Tuesday.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
This is Liberal hypocrisy. The DIRTY BASTIDS.
The General Public needs to know about this cluster f*ck, so they can avoid it like the plaque, which is why the Health Dept is silent about it.They do not want the inconvenience of such avoidance and the political accountability associated with it.
A public health announcement needs to be made and school health professionals need to get on board ASAP. Keep the kids safe!
Lots and lots of gay bars in Milwaukee and a parade for them in June.
You reap what you sow.
Loved the ethnic summer street festivals.
It was under socialist control when you loved there. Yeah I know, potato potata...
Spreading amongst the same little folks that want to lecture us about the greatness of Fascistic Communism and taking away our Second Amendment rights.
Oh, the consequences of promiscuity.
It’s so ufair. Those rapper guys make it seem so cool.
I assume that means they have 12 students diagnosed so far. Surely they know the school(s) the students attend, so wouldn't it be helpful to inform the attendees - including past, present, and future sex partners of the infected - about the threat?
If schools can't inform their inmates that there is no "safe" way of participating in these behaviors, they could at least remain silent.
Maybe we can send the hollywood crowd there with a pocketfull of roofies
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