60 Year Old Lady Contracted Herpes from Cheating Husband
Another example of how it can pay off to be single and celibate. Letter to advice columnist Ask Amy.
- Dear Amy:
- I am a 60-year-old divorced woman. My cheating ex-husband gave me herpes. Because of this I have been reluctant to date.
- I have visited a website for people with similar conditions but didn’t find it acceptable. My question is, at what point in a relationship do you tell a potential partner that you have a sexually transmitted disease?
- Full of Fear and Loathing
- Dear Full of Fear and Loathing:
- I hope you will find a way to shed the stigma of having this STD, which is quite common (estimates are that 1 in 6 adults have genital herpes, though many don’t know it). You have done nothing wrong.
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Gonorrhea Super Strain Becoming ‘Untreatable’
Another reason of why it’s good to be celibate (or asexual): you’ll avoid stuff like this.
And, by the way, I guess that medical officers in the UK are “slut shamers,” too.
(Link): New Strain Of Gonorrhea May Become Untreatable, U.K. Officials Say
(Link): New strain of ‘super gonorrhea’ puts disease at risk of becoming untreatable, doctor warns
(Link): Super-gonorrhea’ in UK may be untreatable, may show up in the US
- Sixteen cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, have been reported in the UK, leading the country’s chief medical officer to warn of the rise of “super-gonorrhea.”
- The resistant strain hasn’t appeared in the US so far, but there is growing resistance to one of the antibiotics used to treat the sexually transmitted disease (STD). This week’s warning from Dame Sally Davies, the UK’s chief medical officer, followed a health alert concerning 16 cases in the north of England among heterosexuals.
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