Gays Still Angry Over Staph Stories
Last month, San Francisco General Hospital physicians reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine that a variant of USA 300, resistant to six antibiotics, was "especially common among men who have sex with men."
That report, and the subsequent media coverage of it around the world, deeply angered some members of the city's gay community. Ammiano denounced a report in The Chronicle about it as "irresponsible" and "homophobic," during a committee hearing Wednesday.
He joined with Supervisors Bevan Dufty and Aaron Peskin in a mock hand-washing demonstration, where the men soaped up their hands and rinsed them in an inflatable plastic swimming pool rolled into the City Hall supervisors' chambers.