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Triple Crown Winner: Italian Man Goes to Spain, Returns With Monkeypox, HIV, and Covid

Triple Crown Winner: Italian Man Goes to Spain, Returns With Monkeypox, HIV, and Covid

In other news, German man’s nose decays after monkeypox infection is coupled with undiagnosed HIV and syphilis.

We have been covering the global outbreak of monkeypox, which seems to have accelerated after June’s month of gay pride festivities. Given that research points to the disease being linked to sex between men (or those who at least have all the man parts), this is perhaps not too surprising.

Most infected have recovered in full, despite dealing with extremely painful lesions and flu-like symptoms. However, recent cases underscore how severe infection can be in those with a challenged immune system.

An article in the Journal of Infection reports the case of an Italian man who tested positive for covid, monkeypox, and HIV all at once in July after having unprotected sex during a trip to Spain. He becomes the first recorded patient who has hit the trifecta of these three viruses.

The patient in the case report, an Italian 36-year-old male, spent five days in Spain in June. Nine days after returning home from his trip, he developed a fever, sore throat, fatigue, headache and inflammation in his groin area. Shortly afterward, he tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and within a day he developed a rash on his left arm. The day after, small, painful blisters appeared on his torso, lower limbs, face and rear.

Due to the spread of the blisters that began to evolve into pustules with a depression in the middle of them, he decided to go to the emergency room of the Policlinico “G. Rodolico – San Marco” University Hospital in Catania, Italy and was transferred to the Infectious Diseases unit at the hospital.

After being admitted, the patient reported that he had unprotected sex with men during his stay in Spain. He was tested for monkeypox and tested positive for the West African variant of the virus, which has been found to be responsible for the outbreak in Spain. Even after 20 days, monkeypox tests continued to return positive, with the physicians stressing that this could mean that patient may remain contagious for several days after clinical remission.

A copy of the journal article can be found HERE.

Next, a German man’s nose decayed after his monkeypox infection was exacerbated by an undiagnosed case of HIV paired with syphilis.

A report in the medical journal Infection said that the 40-year-old man originally visited his general practitioner for a red spot on his nose, which he was told was sunburn.

But the man eventually developed necrosis — a condition where body tissue dies — when the red spot turned into dry, crusty skin that began to darken at the tip.

The man developed skin lesions around his face, body and genitals as his nose worsened. That’s when he tested positive for monkeypox, and doctors subsequently found out he had an advanced HIV infection and a long-duration syphilis infection.

While a majority of monkeypox cases are mild, the report’s authors note that “This case illustrates the potential severity of [a monkeypox] infection in the setting of severe immunosuppression and untreated HIV infection.”

The article from Infection is posted HERE.

Both of these cases underscore why worrying about the name of a virus and stigma are substantially less important than being candid about modes of transmission and relative risk.


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Hide this photo before you gross our Grizz.

This is practically a classic “socks in a drawer” problem: how many man-sluts do you have to shag to be the first guy to present with this combination of horrors?

Things worked so much better when you could just give thrill-seekers like this a handbell and a one-way island voyage,

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | August 25, 2022 at 9:12 pm


      Yeah, that threw me off, too. And I consider myself a conservative and a Christian.

      1 Peter 3:15

      “15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

      It’s still a relatively free country. Feel free to examine the scriptural context to see if I’m taking anything out of context.

      Christ was crucified to redeem all of us sinners. The idea we should be insulting to each other is disgusting.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Arminius. | August 26, 2022 at 5:36 am

        I’m still unclear about why I was pointed out. ANYONE would be shocked by that picture.

        And, to Mr. Bowman, I will answer your leering curiousity: I don’t do what it takes to get it in the first place.

          I think most of us hah a “huh?” moment with it.

          henrybowman in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | August 26, 2022 at 10:40 am

          Wow, apparently I must have implied something I still don’t see. There were three entirely separate points, not at all connected.

          First, I was simply commenting that someone who complains often that he is grossed out by the “fungal toenail” ad would definitely go off the wall at that nose photo. That’s all.

          The second sentence was a comment on how determined you have to be to become such a human petri dish. I was not commenting on anybody’s sexual behavior except nose-boy’s.

          The final sentence simply observes that it is impossible for society to achieve the limits of effort it requires to “fix deliberate stupid.”

          healthguyfsu in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | August 26, 2022 at 10:43 am

          That’s what you get for being scatterbrained!

          Seriously though, on reread, I’m sure it was completely benign and think you two might even be considered “board friends” maybe?

          healthguyfsu in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | August 26, 2022 at 10:50 am

          The photo is definitely gross and one you can’t unsee…I still can’t figure out if any of the necrosis has extended to the bone and cartilage of his nose or not, but I don’t want to go back in for further examination.

          To put in perspective my constitution on most of these things….

          I’m a person who sees lots of preserved dead animals, dead human bodies, and body parts. In graduate school, we even had to “milk out” the intestinal contents of just-euthanized rats and return the GI tract to the body to analyze body composition without any of the digestive residue contents as a confound. We then proceeded to autoclave the bodies for an hour for carcass softening and put them in an industrial sized blender for 20 minutes to “homogenize” the body into something that could be analyzed by chloroform extraction for lipid content. The smell of the homogenate was like old, nasty chicken soup that you’d never want to eat, even with a fume hood to try and mitigate it.

          In other words, I’ve seen and done medical/research things…and this one still bothers me a bit.

    dmacleo in reply to henrybowman. | August 26, 2022 at 10:23 am

    foolish comment henry.

    Grizzlies are efficient consumers. Waste not, want not.

    This is more like a scene from a pride parade after they have finished their gay “feastivities”.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to n.n. | August 26, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      I’ve never attended a “pride” event. First off, I am no more “proud” of being homosexual than I am of being left handed, or cross-dominant. Second, I find much of the goings-on disgusting or demeaning. Third, every time one is held and the local press covers it, it places every homosexual into those goings-on in the eyes of the public.

      I despise Pride events.

        healthguyfsu in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | August 26, 2022 at 10:06 pm

        I do believe when you belong to any kind of minority of social, racial, or other origin whether your inclusion is voluntary or not, the perception of some aspects of you are stereotyped for several reasons.

        1. People tend to take shortcuts to make fast associations of group identities to certain observations of events that are in the public eye (fault of the judgmental outsiders but the way human brains are wired to use deductive logic)

        2. Such groups often have very loud, very obnoxious “front-runners” that create many of these stereotypical associations. Such obnoxious d-bags are either oblivious or don’t care about the fact that they are somewhat stealing the persona of everyone that belongs to their shared identity group and making an outsized impression, for better or worse. It’s a responsibility that such people should take more seriously, but instead they arrogantly and selfishly assume they get to speak/act for all in their sphere (fault of the in-group, self-absorbed attention whores, which is also sadly a part of human nature)

          The Gentle Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 27, 2022 at 12:39 pm

          About the only ways I fit the stereotype are that I like my furniture to match, and although I am a bachelor, my dishes match! Really fancy, too! Corelle! -chuckle-

Charlie Patton | August 25, 2022 at 8:44 pm

We don’t even need to pay to run bio-warfare labs anymore.

smalltownoklahoman | August 25, 2022 at 9:04 pm

WHAT?! You mean casual unprotected sex with random strangers is bad?! Who knew?

Sarcasm aside, that is some seriously rotten luck! Just goes to show another part of the wisdom of getting to know someone first and taking things slow early on: they might show symptoms before you do one another.

    Monkeypox, AIDS, Covid – aside from all that, how was the vacation? Did you manage to get some sun or were you inside most of the time?

    [variant on the old joke asking Mrs. Lincoln about the play]

    it was not rotten luck, it was to be expected.

    No, not sex, which is vaginal penetration with the penis in human beings. The cases involve a sexual behavior by a social convention, but it was digestive intercourse, rectal penetration, specifically, through the anal… back… black hole… whore h/t NAACP.

Yes, but how was the gay orgy?

So this was the Triple Crown?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | August 25, 2022 at 9:32 pm

I would classify this more as winning the Tri-infecta.

That man will have to see Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon about a new nose.

Is the man’s name Job, by any chance?

I actually feel
Very sorry for this man

You could go to Tijuana, have a better time, eat better food, have another $1,000 in your bank and have only a mild case of gonorrhea.

Does this make him an incurable romantic?

Steven Brizel | August 26, 2022 at 8:27 am

This is a triple header caused by this person’s own conduct-Yet we will see tons of money spent and many worthless papers that just like AIDS/HIV ignores the only means of transmission ( unprotected random so called “gay sex” ) while research on cancer, heart disease and dementia suffers by the wayside.

Hedonism and an overly libertine series of lifestyle choices have consequences. Unprotected sex with a series of strangers has always been a bad idea.

Probably a straight, white, male KKK member who yells “THIS IS MAGA COUNTRY” while cheating on his wife.

Recklessness or not and karma or whatever you want to try to ascribe to it, this is truly sad but an microcosmic indictment of culture rot.

Sort of like the Island Of Lost Boys from Pinocchio. Did he grow ears and a tail too?

Beware, your sins will find you out.

SeiteiSouther | August 26, 2022 at 11:18 am

Very little sympathy for people who knowingly generate their own problems. He won the trifecta of suck, hooray for him.

I’m normally an empathic person, but when things like this happen, despite all the warnings, but empathy wanes to a nadir.

Transgender spectrum male parade exacerbated by a socially liberal orientation. The back… black hole… whore h/t NAACP is a primary transmission path for blood and fecal-borne diseases including AIDS, Covid-19/20/21/22, and Monkeypox. You should also avoid animal reservoirs. And while rape…rape-raping of underage boys and girls may be socially progressives in some liberal sects, it is generally considered trans/social in civilized societies.

Next will be a grand slam:

HIV, monkeypox, Covid, and syphilis.

Or we can go for the perfect season:

Add gonorrhea, chlamydia, …