Tuesday, March 11, 2008

• 838 girls aged 14-19 were tested in 2003-04 for four STIs:  human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), and trichomoniasis (trick-a-mon-ia-sis or trick).  They were NOT tested for syphilis, HIV, or gonorrhea.
• Most common STIs:  HPV 18.3%, Chlamydia 3.9%, trichomoniasis 2.5%, and HSV-2 1.9%.
• Overall STI prevalence is 26%, meaning 1 in 4 girls have a STD – that's 3.2 million girls.
• Half the girls were virgins.  40% of non-virgins had a STI.
• 20% of white girls had a STI.  48% of African American girls had a STI.
! •• That's 1 in 5 white girls, and half of all black girls have a STI.
! •• That's half of girls 19 years old currently have or have had a STI.
• Among girls who reported just one lifetime partner, 20.4% had a STI.
• Among girls with three or more partners, 50% had a STI.
> At your high school, assume that one in four girls have an STD.  If they've had only one sexual partner, they've got a one in four chance of having an STD.  But, if they've had three or more partners, they have a 50-50 chance of having an STD. 
413-423Why?  How can we change this?  How can we protect your sons, your daughters, your future wives and husbands?  If we know what contributes to this, perhaps we can turn this around.  Where do young people get the messages to not have sex, if at all?
458-508David Bellavia, co-founder of Vets for Freedom (, spent six years in Iraq, has been awarded the Silver and Bronze Star and has been recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross.  David is the author of House to House: An Epic Memoir of War. Vets for Freedom are on a nationwide tour in support of our troops and will be in Los Angeles this Saturday March 15th for a free forum at Yula High School at 8:30 pm at 9760 West Pico Blvd. David will be signing books this Saturday at 1pm at Metropolis Books at 44 South Main Street in L.A.
• David Bellavia (3/7), America Will Not Be Defeated.
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512-523David Bellavia
528-539 Evan Sayet (, is a conservative Hollywood stand up comedian, writer and producer and host of The Right to Laugh events where he mixes politics with humor.  He'll be at the HaHa Comedy Club in North Hollywood (, 5010 Lankershim Blvd., between Magnolia and Camarillo) this Saturday March 15th at 2pm.  For tickets call (818) 508-4995.  Evan is the author of Hating What's Right: How Liberals End Up On The Wrong Side of Every Issue which will be out in July.
558-608Tom Karako, director of programs at the Claremont Institute and editor of on the possibility of the next world war being fought from space.
608 – [1:30] The Money Guys Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor at Applied Financial, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL.
612-623Rick Berman, executive director of The Center for Union Facts (, on their contest to identify the nation's ten worst teachers and offer them $10,000 each to quit.  The group took out full page ads today in the New York Times and the USA Today.
628-639Rick Berman
• Houston Chronicle, Ferraro says Obama is where he is because he's black.  Would it be different if Obama was white or a woman?  Are Democrats more sensitive to race than to gender?  Has the press been more hard on Hillary than on Obama?
Geraldine Ferraro told The Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif., in an interview published last Friday, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position, and if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept…I think what America feels about a woman becoming president takes a very secondary place to Obama's campaign — to a kind of campaign that it would be hard for anyone to run against.  For one thing, you have the press, which has been uniquely hard on her. It's been a very sexist media. Some just don't like her. The others have gotten caught up in the Obama campaign."
Sharpton: "Jeremiah Wright is one of the most respected theologians in the country"