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To: gusopol3

Hope the following, from the National Minority AIDS Council, are extrapolated statistics, too, but am afraid their numbers might be close to the truth...

Blacks in America are 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they represent more than 50 percent of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses.

In the United States, more than 1 million people have HIV and more than 500,000 people have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

More than 500,000 blacks in America have HIV, and more than 200,000 have died from AIDS-related illnesses. In other words, about half of HIV infections and about half of AIDS deaths are among blacks in America.


8 posted on 12/01/2007 7:39:43 AM PST by flowerplough (America is "the most benign hegemon in history." Mark Steyn)
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To: flowerplough

... and those blacks come from where ... ?


10 posted on 12/01/2007 7:45:47 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: flowerplough

needle exchange programs are the answer (sarc)


11 posted on 12/01/2007 7:48:29 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: flowerplough
C-SPAN this morning had on a black man who is connected with some AIDS foundation, talking about AIDS figures. They showed a chart which had a higher percentage of new AIDS cases being attributed to heterosexual contact than to men having sex with men (something like 38% vs. 25%)...but there was another 23% where the cause of transmission was undetermined.

I don't know if those were supposed to be national figures or just for Washington, DC.

In any case the MSM numbers are likely to be low, since many HIV-positive men may be unwilling to admit that they engaged in homosexual activity.

15 posted on 12/01/2007 9:51:22 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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