“STDs on rise among gay men,” UPI, 6 July 2005, http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=94339… (from Drudge Report).
Stupid, ahistorical behavior => terrible, ahistorical plague.
Sexually transmitted diseases, especially syphilis, have become more common among gay men as the fear of AIDS has declined.
The article goes on to cite contributing factors, which would barely be a problem if not for the main problem. Not that this is new…