Skip to comments.AIDS Rate Among Urban Black Women Stuns Researchers
Posted on 03/08/2012 9:11:39 PM PST by LucyT
Black women in six major U.S. cities have rates of infection with the AIDS virus that are five times higher than anyone thought, researchers reported on Thursday.
The findings stunned even the researchers doing the work who already knew that the HIV epidemic in the United States is worse among blacks, and that young black women have a special risk.
The fact that the rate for infections in these women is something like the rate in Congo is something that ought to get peoples attention, Dr. Charles Flexner, a clinical pharmacologist and infectious-disease expert at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who led the study, said in an interview.
Most of these women were not active injection-drug users. The vast majority were heterosexual. Some were trading sex for drugs such as crack, but not all.
A lot of these women are just young, sexually active folks in their teens, 20s, and 30s whose sexual partners are HIV infected and they dont know it, Flexner added. More than 40 percent of the women had no idea whether their sex partners had HIV.
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Women of all races account for a quarter of the 50,000 new HIV infections each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC estimates 1.2 million Americans are infected, and that 20 percent of them dont know it. While the study found unexpectedly high rates of infection, the findings would not affect overall estimates about how many people are infected, Flexner said.
And 66 percent of the women newly infected each year are black, even though African-American women represent only 14 percent of the U.S. female population. Nearly one in 30 black women will become infected with HIV in her lifetime, the CDC says.
Most of these women were not active injection-drug users. The vast majority were heterosexual.
A stupid thing to say, since a heterosexual woman is more like to get HIV than a homosexual one - with other factors being equal.
Ana!!y Injected Death Serum (AIDS). Factoid: AIDS was originally called GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency) but was later changed to AIDS.
It’s what the male is doing behind her back that matters, so to speak (And a double entendre, too. Hehehe)
Researchers are STUNED, I tell ya.
These types of reports all tell similar stories.
But all stop short of identifying the real problem and the real solution, because it’s quite un-PC.
Hint: “Ye cannot serve both God and mammon” - Jesus Christ
My Wisconsin Senator just released a bill highlighting the dangers of single parenthood as it relates to child abuse, of course he is underfire for this,even though everyone knows the dangers of the if it feels good do it lifestyle.
Frankly, I don’t understand why their jaws are dropping. Why would this come as a surprise to the researchers?
Clearly, they need more birth control pills or, better yet, IUDs. That will surely save these women.
An exclusively homosexual women probably has zero chance of HIV infection. A normal hetrosexual women has a low chance of infection. A women who allows some creep to do anal sex to her has a much higher chance of infection just like in the male homosexual community.
Rear end sex causes more damage and chance of cross infection. That is one of many things the media doesn’t talk about.
Gee, I wonder why what is happening in Africa is happening here. Du, I can’t guess...
The statistical principles of thermodynamics might give you a clue if you're of a rationalist bent. Ain't many of those though, I reckon.
Some of these nuts need IEDs in a closed room safely away from anyone else.
Even the youngest girls are imitating their role models like Rhianna, etc.
What is so ‘stunning’ about this?
Why would this come as a surprise to the researchers?
“Why would this come as a surprise to the researchers?”