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Half of new U.S. AIDS Cases are in Blacks
Reuters ^ | 2/6/06 | Maggie Fox

Posted on 02/06/2006 2:49:39 PM PST by Clemenza

Just over half of new infections with the AIDS virus in the United States are in blacks, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

A study of detailed data from 33 states shows that of 156,000 new cases of HIV infection between 2001 and 2004, 51 percent were in non-Hispanic blacks -- although blacks made up just 13 percent of the population in those states.

The good news is that the rate of new infections declined in black women and in many black men -- with the exception of men having sex with other men, the team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

"Despite reductions in diagnoses among African American men and women, HIV continues to pose a major health threat," the CDC said in a statement.

"Despite possible signs of success, HIV continues to exact a disproportionate and devastating toll on African Americans."

The CDC's Tonji Durant and colleagues found that the rate of HIV diagnosis fell by 6.8 percent annually among black women and 4.4 percent annually among black men between 2001 and 2004.

But blacks still had a substantially higher infection rate than other ethnic groups, the CDC team told the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections being held in Denver.

The HIV diagnosis rate even fell by 9.7 percent every year on average among black male users of injected drugs, the CDC study found.

The human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS is spread by sex -- homosexual and heterosexual -- by sharing needles with someone who is infected, or via blood transfusions. Infected mothers can pass the virus to their babies.

The virus infects close to 40 million people worldwide and more than a million people in the United States.

The CDC estimates that 40,000 Americans become infected with HIV each year.

A second study presented at the same conference found that 32 percent of black men in Baltimore who had sex with other men, which includes homosexual and bisexual activity, were infected with HIV.


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KEYWORDS: aids; blacks; downlow; health; homosexualagenda
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More guys on "da down low" than we think.
1 posted on 02/06/2006 2:49:42 PM PST by Clemenza
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To: Clemenza


Some how this is going to be "whitey's" fault...


2 posted on 02/06/2006 2:50:34 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: Clemenza

there is a cure for AIDS....if they will just sit down and keep thier mouth closed no new cases amoung gays will appear.


3 posted on 02/06/2006 2:51:12 PM PST by Meadow Muffin
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To: Clemenza

Well we know how overrepresented in prison populations certain groups are too.


4 posted on 02/06/2006 2:51:46 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: Clemenza

So half the aids cases are black and, the other half is?


5 posted on 02/06/2006 2:52:05 PM PST by buck61 (luv6060)
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To: Meadow Muffin

It isn't their mouths which need to be kept closed.


6 posted on 02/06/2006 2:52:24 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: Clemenza

Isn't this profiling?


7 posted on 02/06/2006 2:52:34 PM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: buck61

The point is that blacks are 12% of the population as a whole, yet represent 50% of all AIDS cases.


8 posted on 02/06/2006 2:52:54 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
Some how this is going to be "whitey's" fault...

Specifically, Bush's fault

9 posted on 02/06/2006 2:53:45 PM PST by Knute (W- Yep, He's STILL the President!)
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To: Meadow Muffin

"there is a cure for AIDS....if they will just sit down and keep thier mouth closed no new cases amoung gays will appear."

That's like our most effective birth contol pill, aspirin (put between knees, and hold).



10 posted on 02/06/2006 2:53:48 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Clemenza
Look out, here comes Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Charlie Rangel!
11 posted on 02/06/2006 2:53:54 PM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Yep Im prepared for the its your fault "Cracker" screams as I drive through Memphis. LOL!


12 posted on 02/06/2006 2:54:43 PM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Clemenza

Some people won't learn no matter how much evidence is presented.


13 posted on 02/06/2006 2:57:06 PM PST by American Quilter (If you leap into a well, Providence is not bound to fetch you out. - Thomas Fuller)
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To: Clemenza
"Despite possible signs of success, HIV continues to exact a disproportionate and devastating toll on African Americans."

How come they never say: "Automobiles continue to exact a disproportionate toll on teenage drivers." It's as if HIV has a mind of its own and it wants to attack one race or sexual persuasion.

14 posted on 02/06/2006 3:00:22 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Clemenza

Those "on the down low" guys are the sickest ones of all, engaging in gay sex behind their wives' backs and thereby putting them and at risk of contracting AIDS.


15 posted on 02/06/2006 3:00:30 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: Clemenza

If you watch Murray Povitch "who's your daddy" shows, you'll know why.

The collapse of moral standards seems to have gotten much worse among blacks than whites, I atribute it to this gangsta rap craze.


17 posted on 02/06/2006 3:01:31 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I worked with a black girl once years ago who caught her boyfriend giving a Lewinski to his friend. He vehemently denied that he was gay, despite evidence to the contrary.


18 posted on 02/06/2006 3:03:00 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: Nathan Zachary

It goes back further than that. It was the Great Society that destroyed the black family in this country.


19 posted on 02/06/2006 3:03:34 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: Clemenza

Ewww! Did she dump him at least? That's good leverage to make sure he paid child support!


20 posted on 02/06/2006 3:06:30 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

She dumped him on the spot.


21 posted on 02/06/2006 3:07:47 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: Clemenza

Great Society=Whitey

Good, now that's settled.


23 posted on 02/06/2006 3:09:34 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: ansel12
That's like our most effective birth contol pill, aspirin (put between knees, and hold).

I thought that was because of "honey, not tonight, I need an aspirin..." LOL

24 posted on 02/06/2006 3:10:30 PM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: Boom-Boom Washington
I don't do black impressions. The only black Impressions I enjoy are these guys:

It's all right, have a good time...

25 posted on 02/06/2006 3:11:24 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: Clemenza

Aids goes hand in hand with poverty. Poverty goes hand in hand with welfare. Welfare was the liberal establishment's way of controlling the black vote and holding on to power. Ergo, it is the liberals who are to blame for the high rate of AIDS among blacks. Back at ya, Dems.


26 posted on 02/06/2006 3:13:26 PM PST by Casloy
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To: Boom-Boom Washington; Clemenza

Welcome to FR, Boom-Boom. I wish you were a returning FReeper so I could say "welcome back."

BTW, if Clemenza teases you a lot, it's 'cause he's got you on the spot.


27 posted on 02/06/2006 3:15:46 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: Clemenza
More white folks need to get Aids so liberals don't feel bad.
28 posted on 02/06/2006 3:15:48 PM PST by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

ROFLOL. Still waiting for the first two seasons (with Barbarino, not the blonde guy who looked like Ted McGinley) to come out on DVD.


29 posted on 02/06/2006 3:20:03 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: Clemenza

Discrimination.

Blacks are being picked on again.

No way could they be a part of the problem.


30 posted on 02/06/2006 3:20:26 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Clemenza

What percentage of HIV-positive black males in the U.S. are African or Carribean immigrants?


31 posted on 02/06/2006 3:29:41 PM PST by RightWingAtheist (Creationism Is Not Conservative!)
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To: Clemenza

non-Hispanic blacks..........


What is a non hispanic black?


32 posted on 02/06/2006 3:30:43 PM PST by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
Some how this is going to be "whitey's" fault...

LOL, this is actually Bush's fault dontcha know!

33 posted on 02/06/2006 3:31:16 PM PST by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: ansel12; Meadow Muffin
there is a cure for AIDS....if they will just sit down and keep thier mouth closed no new cases amoung gays will appear.

No, AIDS is spread through the lack of Federal funding. Thats the only proven cure.
34 posted on 02/06/2006 3:32:45 PM PST by proud_yank (I CAN'T RUN MY SUV ON PELOSI'S HOT AIR)
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To: Clemenza
[ It was the Great Society that destroyed the black family in this country. ]

The point being the black family IS destroyed.. Generally and massivily.. Federal dollars destroy in a hundred places.. The black family is merely one vector.. And what federal dollars is not doing RAP is.. The RAP culture is a diseased culture.. The black american culture is infectious..

35 posted on 02/06/2006 3:35:44 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: Clemenza

Not to mention the percentage of murders, robberies, rapes etc. that are attributed to such a small percentage of the overall population.
Also what is the percentage of families with fathers in this group?


36 posted on 02/06/2006 3:47:24 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Clemenza

AIDS is racist.


37 posted on 02/06/2006 3:49:35 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: PeterPrinciple; AuH2ORepublican
What is a non hispanic black?

Hispanic Black:

NON-Hispanic Black:

Any questions?

38 posted on 02/06/2006 3:49:40 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: RightWingAtheist

I know that Haitian immigrants are not allowed to give blood. Don't know about other Carribbean immigrants.


39 posted on 02/06/2006 3:51:18 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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To: Clemenza
The point is that blacks are 12% of the population as a whole, yet represent 50% of all AIDS cases.

That fact is disgraceful to the black race.

40 posted on 02/06/2006 3:54:42 PM PST by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: ansel12

Or, Professor Irwin Corey's miracle drug for STDs and birth control: "Sulfa-Denial"


41 posted on 02/06/2006 4:00:52 PM PST by Carl LaFong ("I take care of the place while the master is away")
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To: Clemenza; All

Although sharing needles is mentioned as a cause of AIDS, the article does not specify what the main cause of this new stat is. As a recovered junkie, I can say that my first hand knowledge leads me to believe that IV drug use in the inner cities may be a large cause. I saw many black junkies (female and male) in Atlanta's drug zone, ironically named 'The Bluff', share needles with each other, many fully knowing the possible consequences. This was the late 80's - early 90's, but I doubt things have changed much. I could be wrong, but that's my guess.


42 posted on 02/06/2006 4:07:08 PM PST by Jackknife ( "I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father'." óWill Rogers)
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To: Clemenza
In other STD news, there's this:

Rare Chlamydia Strain Infecting Gay Men

43 posted on 02/06/2006 4:12:57 PM PST by csvset
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To: Clemenza

A contributing factor to the higher number of new infections being among "non-traditional" groups is that the traditional demographic of promiscuous white homosexuals is already almost completely infected. Can't catch it twice you know.


44 posted on 02/06/2006 4:19:35 PM PST by CGTRWK
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To: demkicker

No, Reuters misses the point. The point is AIDS has seen declines in all populations except those where men are having sex with men. But that point doesn't fit the Reuters agenda.


45 posted on 02/06/2006 4:22:32 PM PST by VA_Gentleman (Bush's fault pings are tiresome.)
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To: CGTRWK
"Can't catch it twice you know."

Actually, you can. There are differing strains, and some of those differing strains have become resistant to certain forms of treatment due to poor adherence to treatment regimens. This is where the so-called "superstrain" of AIDS, that is resistant to virtually all treatment and progresses from infection to full-blown in a matter of months, instead of years.
46 posted on 02/06/2006 4:35:59 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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Tacuma King of Bay Area Youth Arts instructs the audience of the Giving Women Power Over AIDS conference how to participate in a drumming routine at UC-Berkeley.


47 posted on 02/06/2006 4:36:41 PM PST by csvset
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To: RegulatorCountry

... instead of years arose. (Thought I might need to make that a cogent sentence, lol)


48 posted on 02/06/2006 4:38:26 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: CGTRWK
Actually, that's not true. Most of those in the white homosexual community who caught AIDS are dead. White homosexuals mostly reformed their behavior for at least a decade or more after the mid to late 1980s. There was more use of condoms and less promiscuity. This led to a sharp decline in the number of new cases among white homosexual men. Since 1996 more of the white homosexuals have survived so they are out there capable of infecting others -- part of the one million AIDS cases in the U.S.

Indeed, the drop in promiscuity amongt whites coupled with a sharp increase in the use of condoms led to a big drop in the number of new AIDS cases in the U.S. Can't remember when this started now it was so long ago.

In the last few years, there has been a rise in promiscuity in a new generation of young white homosexual men who never experienced the ravages of the AIDS epidemic. This has led to increases in AIDS among this group. Not sure how significant the increase has been, but it has shown up in San Francisco and New York.

What the story suggests, if you read between the lines, is infection rates are declining everywhere, so there are fewer new cases, but the decline of black non-Hispanic homosexual men is tiny. Therefore, they constitute a growing share of the new cases. At this rate, the disease will soon be just a disease among black homosexual and bisexual men.

49 posted on 02/06/2006 4:47:50 PM PST by WashingtonSource (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Clemenza

I work in a dialisys clinic and nurses have told me that about 90% of all patients with AIDS are blacks, hepatitis and all. Some of these patients are also on drugs. You should see the bulging veins on these patients from the dialisys needles.


50 posted on 02/06/2006 5:33:46 PM PST by TheBrotherhood (Randomness does not create intelligence; only intelligence creates intelligence.)
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