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Worst Disease?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Pantisocrat, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Senior member

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    What do you guys think is the worst sex-related disease one can get at the age of 20-40, not married, with yearly job relocation? No, I don't have anything on me but just curious to know.
     
  2. jwjp

    jwjp Senior member

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    Anyone who doesn't say HIV/AIDS is wrong
     
  3. jstupple19

    jstupple19 Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  4. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    HIV

    HEP C

    Herpes Simplex 2

    Herpes Simplex 1

    HPV Warts
     
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  5. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    With 2011 meds, I might prefer to catch HIV before HEP C.
     
  6. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    realistically speaking, if you travel regularly there are more cooties you have to worry about than the ones you can avoid by wearing a rubber.
     
  7. Grenadier

    Grenadier Senior member

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    In addition to the others, you might be concerned about the kind that comes with 216 monthly payments...
     
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    an exaustive list, tried that shit out huh? /JK

    gonorrhea sounded particularly bad as well, a friend of mine thought he could light his cigarette with the tip of his dick when he caught that disease..
     
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    Anything with a cure doesn't belong on the list!
     
  10. HRoi

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    Gangrene of the penis
     
  11. StephenHero

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    Either AIDS or marriage.
     
  12. willpower

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    Indeed. The viral ones are much harder to treat. There is immunization against Hep B and the Herpes one has been in the works for some years. For some reason it's the Herps that I fear catching.
     
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    What he said.
     
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    :uhoh:

    What a choice!!!!

    Even with 2011 meds , HIV is not an attractive option...
     
  17. TeeKay

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    It's definitely HIV/AIDS, with untreated Syphillis(to the extent that it's progressed to neurosyphillis) a distant second.
     
  18. rnoldh

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    I had Hep C from a blood transfusion. This was before the blood supply was tested for the Hep C virus. Indeed there was no test for Hep C and it was called something like undifferentiated Hepatitis before the 1990s.

    I probably contracted it in the 1970s and did not know I had it until a routine blood test in 2001 revealed elevated liver enzymes. So the dormancy period was about 30 years from contracting it till it was diagnosed! This is common and the amount of people from the Viet Nam era that are Hep C positive is huge.

    Hep C is a retro - virus and involves 4 different genotypes. The hardest to treat is genotype 1 with the 3 other genotypes being easier to treat in varying degrees. The only treatment is basically Interferon ( a form of chemotherapy ). Other drugs to potentiate the Interferon are given and continue to get better. When I was treated, the potentiating drug was Ribavirin.

    At first, Interferon alone was used for treatment, and success rates were under 50%. The first I heard of Hep C was when one of the Judd girls ( I think it was the Mom ) announced that she had it. It was said to be fatal but she was luckily a responder to the Interferon and was cured. Cured is defined as making the virus undetectable with standard Hep C blood tests after a year. Small amounts of the virus probably still remain.

    Hep C is not a bad disease to have ( as long as you do not drink a lot ). There are very few if any symptoms. Some claim weakness and other symptoms, but most including me do not know they have the disease till it is revealed in a blood test.

    AAMOF, when I was diagnosed in 2001, it was considered a valid option not to undergo Interferon treatment, but to monitor your liver enzymes and not drink. Studies have shown that the life span of those that had been infected in the 1970s were about the same for those that chose Interferon treatment and those that did not.

    I was in good shape and had genotype 2 ( which responds well to Interferon ) and Ribavirin had just come out. The success rates for my type of Hep C had reached 80% and more. So I went ahead and did it.

    By far the worst part of the experience was the Interferon Chemo treatment side effects. It was like a horrible flu for 6 months! Luckily, my treatment was only 6 months ( genotype 1 requires a year of treatment ). The best part of the cure was psychological. I did not feel any different ( as opposed to how I felt before treatment ) but it was wonderful to have the thought of having Hep C taken off my plate. If there is no recurrence after 1 year you are considered cured and I have been negative at 1 and 3 years, so my chances of a recurrence are less than 1%.

    Long story short. It is much, much better to have Hep C than HIV IMO ( though I have never had HIV ) and I speak from the experience of having had Hep C.,

    Finally, I would like to say that while it is probably possible for Hep C to be transmitted sexually, it is extremely rare. Almost 99% of cases come from blood transfusions and needle usage, with about 1% or less transmitted sexually. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hepatitis-c/AN00701 And now with the blood supply being tested for the Hep C virus there will be less cases of transmission by blood transfusion.

    By no means is Hep C minor or a sure thing to be cured. There are some people who are termed non - responders and progression to cirrhosis and liver cancer can happen. Hep C is the #1 cause of liver transplants.

    My advice. Do not contract any of the diseases! Also, BTW I had Herpes (what can I say, I was a Woodstock Free Love Guy ). Occasionally I would have Herpes outbreaks and they were very unpleasant. After the treatment with Interferon I never had another Herpes outbreak. So I guess that Interferon knocks out the Herpes virus too ( my Doctor agreed with this ). But by no means would I recommend Interferon to treat Herpes.
     
  19. LawrenceMD

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    i've seen cases of rabies run its course in human patients. its a scary scary disease to even see.... these cases were in 3rd world countries so patients were basically locked up in a cell (for the hospital's safety).

    basically the patient does all the stereo typical things just like a dog (foaming at the mouth, hydrophobia (fear of water), then manic stages, then a coma and death (usually something respiratory in nature).

    its probably the worst disease to have (with the exception of some painful cancers) because there's no cure (after the neurological symptoms kick in) and well you turn into a rabid maniac that will bite -attack anyone and everyone around you so you have to be tied down until you go into a coma. Its extremely frightening and dangerous to observe in person.
     
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  20. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    I think he said a sex related disease. I guess if a girl has rabies and bites you, it would sort of be sexually transmitted:)
     

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