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H.I.V. Diagnosis Rates Continue to Rise Among Young Men, African-Americans
New York Times ^ | June 27, 2008 | David Tuller

Posted on 06/27/2008 11:15:29 AM PDT by Zakeet

Diagnoses of H.I.V. and AIDS in men who have sex with men rose significantly between 2001 and 2006 while declining in other demographic groups, the federal Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday.

The increase in diagnoses was especially high among males between the ages of 13 and 24, with an annual increase of 12.4 percent, compared to 1.5 percent for men overall. The annual increase was still higher among young African-American men who have sex with men, nearly 15 percent.

Among African-American men of all ages who have sex with men, the annual increase in diagnoses was 1.9 percent.

Experts said yesterday that the new statistics were an ominous -- but not necessarily surprising -- indicator that the epidemic continues to flourish among gay men more than 25 years after it began.

“It’s a grim report,” said Dr. Ronald Stall, an epidemiologist and professor of public health at the University of Pittsburgh. “It means roughly speaking that about half of the American AIDS epidemic is occurring among a few percent of the adult population. And the terrible trends we’re seeing among white gay men are even amplified further among minority men.”

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Jennifer Hecht, education director at the Stop AIDS Project in San Francisco, said that lack of access to information was a key factor in the increase in infection rates.

“In a lot of ways this is connected to the administration’s policy of emphasizing abstinence-only education,” she said. “And the high rates we see among black men and other minorities indicate that it’s very much connected to larger issues like poverty and racism.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; hiv; hivaids; homosexualagenda; mediabias; msm; race; racism; riskybehavior

This is Bush's fault for emphasizing abstinence-only
education and promoting poverty and racism.

1 posted on 06/27/2008 11:15:30 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

..and how exactly does President Bush ‘promote’ poverty and racism?


2 posted on 06/27/2008 11:18:38 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Zakeet

Jennifer Hecht, education director at the Stop AIDS Project in San Francisco, said that lack of access to information was a key factor in the increase in infection rates.

“In a lot of ways this is connected to the administration’s policy of emphasizing abstinence-only education,” she said. “And the high rates we see among black men and other minorities indicate that it’s very much connected to larger issues like poverty and racism.”


Is this really true? We’ve been hearing about condoms and “safe sex” for over 20 years now. Is she serious, that the message hasn’t penetrated because of Bush?

It’s just hard to believe that she can say with a straight face that lack of access to information about how AIDS is spread, and what to do to prevent infection is a cause of this.


3 posted on 06/27/2008 11:21:05 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Zakeet
“In a lot of ways this is connected to the administration’s policy of emphasizing abstinence-only education,” she said. “And the high rates we see among black men and other minorities indicate that it’s very much connected to larger issues like poverty and racism.”

Speechless. Just... speechless.

4 posted on 06/27/2008 11:21:19 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: Zakeet
Seems faggotry is spreading to the black community. Just love equal opportunity.
5 posted on 06/27/2008 11:22:25 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: mnehrling
You must know the answer to that. Bush is the devil. yes?
6 posted on 06/27/2008 11:23:53 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Zakeet
Yes, it couldn't possibly have anything to do with gay men behaving badly, taking wild risks with their own health and that of others by engaging in degenerate sexual acts long known to be dangerous.

The New York Times really is a piece of crap. Look at the utterly dishonest headline designed to evade personal responsibility and shift the blame. What they are saying is that it's Bush's fault and that "young men and African-Americans" are the hardest hit.

Absolutely disgusting.

7 posted on 06/27/2008 11:24:36 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: Zakeet

Headline: rates rise among young men.

First sentence: rates rise among homosexuals while declining among everybody else.

Someone here is lying.


8 posted on 06/27/2008 11:25:56 AM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: andy58-in-nh

Didn’t they watch “Tongues” on PBS? It’s FREE!!!!


9 posted on 06/27/2008 11:26:02 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: isrul
Exactly. President Bush sneaks out of the White House every night with a bag for loot and a bunch of needles. He then goes to poor neighborhoods, steals all their money, takes their condoms, and injects them with aids. He then uses HAARP to send gay signals to them so they all turn.. then he sneaks back to the White House and he and Cheney take all of the loot and burn it to the Owl god they worship.. yea, that's it..
10 posted on 06/27/2008 11:27:02 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Steely Tom

BDS is reaching terminal levels.


11 posted on 06/27/2008 11:28:29 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: mnehrling
And there's video to prove it that will be released at the proper time ;)
12 posted on 06/27/2008 11:30:54 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: mnehrling
He then uses HAARP to send gay signals to them so they all turn.. then he sneaks back to the White House and he and Cheney take all of the loot and burn it to the Owl god they worship.. yea, that's it.

Hmmm, wait'll Alex Jones hears this.
13 posted on 06/27/2008 11:32:46 AM PDT by Sociopathocracy (Ad majorem Dei gloriam)
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To: Zakeet
"about half of the American AIDS epidemic is occurring among a few percent of the adult population. And the terrible trends we’re seeing among white gay men are even amplified further among minority men."

As usual, a few % of the population is thoroughly depraved and vicious, and the Demagogues are always devoted to supporting and perpetuating their "lifestyles"
14 posted on 06/27/2008 11:34:42 AM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: isrul

Guess $4 billion a year in American aid(up from $1.4 BEFORE “compassionate conservatism”)to Africa isn’t enough....


15 posted on 06/27/2008 11:34:42 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Gov. Granholm=Garbage)
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To: massgopguy
Knowing the "members" of the editorial boards of both the Times and the Boston Globe, I'm sure they made popcorn and held hands. Or used poppers and held hands. Or something like that. Pass the butter...eeeewww.
16 posted on 06/27/2008 11:35:08 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace is Not The Question.)
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To: Zakeet
The annual increase was still higher among young African-American men who have sex with men, nearly 15 percent.

Among African-American men of all ages who have sex with men, the annual increase in diagnoses was 1.9 percent.

Experts said yesterday that the new statistics were an ominous -- but not necessarily surprising -- indicator that the epidemic continues to flourish among gay men more than 25 years after it began.

Seems the headline H.I.V. Diagnosis Rates Continue to Rise Among Young Men, African-Americans left out the part about who have sex with men. What's the big surprise here?

17 posted on 06/27/2008 11:43:10 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: isrul

We are teaching homosexuality in public schools - it’s going to spread.


18 posted on 06/27/2008 11:59:30 AM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
“...connected to larger issues like poverty and racism.”
And global worming and being forced off native tribal lands in the suburbs, the decline of the dollar, aspartamine and fluoride in the water, tobacco companies, tight shoes.
But more (Aids Education) money will cure all. And I type all this with straight fingers.
19 posted on 06/27/2008 12:01:44 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Zakeet

Drill or Die!!

Wait...that might be the wrong battle cry for this thread.


20 posted on 06/27/2008 12:02:01 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The left is highly practiced at making obscenely ludicrous comments with a straight face. There are two absolute requirements for being a leftist. One must be an utter hypocrite and thoroughly shameless. Don’t be surprised when these people exhibit both, to a degree which would make normal people unable to show their faces in public.


21 posted on 06/27/2008 12:03:41 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Zakeet
Jennifer Hecht, education director at the Stop AIDS Project in San Francisco, said that lack of access to information was a key factor in the increase in infection rates.

I find it impossible to believe that anybody today doesn't know homosexual acts are risky and lead to AIDS.

22 posted on 06/27/2008 12:05:07 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Zakeet

It is entirely the fault of men having sex with men.

There is no law that one must engage in that deadly behavior. Therefore, it is a choice.


23 posted on 06/27/2008 12:07:49 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: umgud

It’s Bush’s fault - he had the CIA train a laser atupid ray on urban minority males.


24 posted on 06/27/2008 12:15:20 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Zakeet
G ot

A ids

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25 posted on 06/27/2008 12:15:33 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: xzins

That’s a headline and story that can be dragged out and run at any time. It is certainly not news, it’s just a recurring fact. The news will be about the drop in HIV/AIDS whenever and if ever certain people desist from certain behaviors.


26 posted on 06/27/2008 12:18:16 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: Zakeet

The increase in AIDS infection is due to the effectiveness of new AIDS drug treatments. Gays that would have otherwise died of AIDS are being kept alive and spreading the disease further and wider.


27 posted on 06/27/2008 12:25:27 PM PDT by balls (DUMP MCCAIN !!!)
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To: Zakeet

San Fransisco must not have gotten my memo. I’ll post it again.

MEMO: When you drag your meat through the dirt it gets dirt on it.


28 posted on 06/27/2008 12:30:24 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Zakeet
Jennifer Hecht, education director at the Stop AIDS Project in San Francisco, said that lack of access to information was a key factor in the increase in infection rates.

Jennifer, the increase in infection rates is not due to a lack of access to information. It's due to unmentionable behavior, and something called "bug-chasing."

29 posted on 06/27/2008 12:31:26 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Steely Tom

Here in the DC-Baltimore area, urban blacks between the ages of 18 and 55 have a nearly EIGHT PERCENT rate of infection.


30 posted on 06/27/2008 12:39:39 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: Zakeet
Gee, I guess they haven't figured out what causes AIDS yet.

:::sarc tag in case it is needed:::

31 posted on 06/27/2008 12:56:08 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: donna
Sad. I guess even Mandingo can be feminized.
32 posted on 06/27/2008 12:56:08 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: isrul

There has been an “out and proud” gay black community in New York for several decades now.


33 posted on 06/27/2008 12:57:36 PM PDT by Clemenza (Friggin in the Riggin...Friggin in the Riggin)
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To: Clemenza
That's too bad to hear. I'm sorry the “community “ hasn't dealt with it.
34 posted on 06/27/2008 1:00:42 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: mnehrling

I thought that’s what was happening, LOL.


35 posted on 06/27/2008 1:00:59 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Zakeet

This is “grim” news to this doctor? Perhaps only from the perspective of gays.

For the rest of us, I think it’s a cause to be celebrated that it’s not endemic in the rest of society.

It’s not like heteros are going unscathed by STDs. Apparently 1 in 5 adult Americans has genital herpes! You never get rid of it! 20% is a HUGE percentage. You look at 5 adults, statistically 1 in 5 can have it. Of course, again it probably hits hardest in high risk subsets but still, you gotta think if it’s 20% of the “overall” population, it’s gotta be 50% or more in certain groups of heteros (promiscuous, iv drug users, swingers, whatever).


36 posted on 06/27/2008 1:29:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

These people are blatantly lying. It’s not about lack of access to information. They say that to get more funding for “new” programs that keep them employed.

It’s about gay men wanting to catch HIV on purpose because you can’t be a real gay unless you are HIV+. It is about gay men not wanting to wear condoms when they engage in sodomy because it’s a ‘pain in the ass’. /semi-sarc


37 posted on 06/27/2008 1:31:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Zakeet

I want a sex registry database. (not really) Or a license to have sex registry, and all sex partners must have their sexual liasons put in a database, so that their exposures to STDs can be tracked and so that potential sex partners can know a person’s sex history before he/she gets involved with the other person. We have databases that record vehicle collision histories and what-not. Why not sex histories?????????????????????

I really am not being serious, but it would be helpful . . .


38 posted on 06/27/2008 1:35:16 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: neverdem; wagglebee

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39 posted on 07/02/2008 8:29:46 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Zakeet
“In a lot of ways this is connected to the administration’s policy of emphasizing abstinence-only education,” she said.

No, it's related to the Myth of the Suffering AIDS Victim among homosexuals.

It's Drama Queen Stuff.

“And the high rates we see among black men and other minorities indicate that it’s very much connected to larger issues like poverty and racism.”

No, it's the Down-Low Syndrome among Black bisexuals and homosexuals. They are in denial about their behavior.

40 posted on 07/03/2008 10:27:55 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: Gator113
ROTF!!!

Wait, I might not want to be rolling on the floor on this thread.

Eeewwww....

41 posted on 07/03/2008 10:30:24 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: Gator113
ROTF!!!

Wait, I might not want to be rolling on the floor on this thread.

Eeewwww....

42 posted on 07/03/2008 10:30:28 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: happygrl

all one needs to do is sit down and keep one’s mouth shut...problem solved.


43 posted on 07/03/2008 10:38:21 AM PDT by palomonte
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