Skip to comments.High HIV Rates for Black Women Frighten Health Reporter
Posted on 10/22/2010 7:03:24 AM PDT by flowerplough
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A lot of their boyfriends are on the ‘down low.’
Mine are in solidarity as well.
But not particularly caused by the individual women affected and black women may find it difficult to establish a relationship outside of their community.
I was going to say that maybe she could do better, find a man who’s honest and committed to her ... but then I looked at the picture.
So Tomika’s problem (and that of many of the women in her “94%” demographic group) is that she’s fishing in the shallow end of the gene pond when it comes to character?
The woman chooses who she sleeps with, and while even making careful choices she may still contract one of the STDs out there (HIV is only the worst of several) she lessens her chance greatly. I do not believe we are tied to our communities in this day and age as we were in the past. You clearly disagree, and I won’t comment on what I think of that opinion.
Guess that too many New York black and latin men are on the down low.
“Many Black and Hispanic women get HIV from men who are on the down low and leading a secret gay life.”
You beat me to it. The whole “down-low” lifestyle in the black male community is terrifying. And I’ve heard that they believe that having homosexual sex doesn’t make them gay, so they carry on with their heterosexual relationships, too. Their female partners are so vulnerable.
Of course it is easy to distort reality with clever use of statistics. For example, 93.4% of all new reported HIV cases among women were black or latino. So let’s take a look at what this COULD mean. Let us suppose for example that during the time period in question (we really don’t know was it new cases last month, last year, since Bush was defeated and the sun rose again in New York City?) but let’s just assume it is in one year: Assume that of the NEW reported cases of HIV there were 100, and then assume that of the 100 new cases there were 16 women. Of these 16 women, 10 were black and 5 were hispanic. This would get us to the 93.4% of all NEW cases of HIV among women were black or latina with blacks making up 66% of the new cases.
That isn’t quite as bleak as saying that any black or latina bimbo that opens up her legs for some guy is 94% likely to be infected with HIV.
They pick it up from their lovers/husbands who have been in prison/jail. DUH
Nothing in the article actually address what the HIV rates are for black women, only that the percentage of new HIV cases among women is much higher for blacks and latinas than it is among whites, or that blacks and latinas make up almost all of the NEW cases of HIV among women.
One would be led to believe that many black men are engaging in homosexual sex ,or using drugs and then having sex with women and passing it on.
But of course that is a logical solution.
Yes, this “long-time lover” is even less than a shack-up because she is so free to give it away that they aren’t even living together. No telling how many combinations of DNA are swimming around in his boxers and her panties after they get dressed to go on their respective ways afterwards.
Hope Tomika doesn’t work for NPR. Thoughtcrime like that could get her fired.
Okay, you have my attention, pontificate sir.
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