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Detailed Study on Spread of H.I.V. in U.S.
NY Times ^ | September 12, 2008 | GARDINER HARRIS

Posted on 09/11/2008 8:01:18 PM PDT by neverdem

An unusually detailed study of people newly infected with H.I.V. in the United States has confirmed that the majority of new cases occur among gay and bisexual men and that blacks are most at risk. But the data show that whites and blacks tend to be infected at different times in their lives with the virus that causes AIDS.

Most new infections of white gay and bisexual men occur when the men are in their 30s and 40s, the study found, while black gay and bisexual men are more likely to be infected in their teens and 20s. The results were reported on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The C.D.C. reported last month that the study found that the virus was spreading faster in the United States than had been thought. In 2006, the study found, 56,300 people were newly infected with H.I.V. — 40 percent more than the agency’s previous estimate of roughly 40,000 new cases a year. The study was performed using new technology that allowed researchers to distinguish between new and older infections.

Dr. Kevin Fenton of the C.D.C. said the study’s findings served “as a powerful reminder that the U.S. epidemic of H.I.V. disease is far from over.”

The details of the agency’s demographic analysis were released on Thursday in the hope that knowledge of the age, race and other characteristics of the newly infected would better direct prevention efforts.

“The data really confirm what we had suspected and known before,” said Dr. Fenton, who emphasized the disease’s “disproportionate impact on gay and bisexual men and on blacks and Latinos.”

Black people, who make up about 12 percent of the population, accounted for more...

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Black women are nearly 15 times as likely to be infected with H.I.V. as white women...

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Testing
KEYWORDS: aids; cdc; gay; grids; health; hiv; hivaids; homosexualagenda; queer; riskybehavior
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/whatsnew.htm
1 posted on 09/11/2008 8:01:19 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Promiscuity comes to mind ... “gay” or straight.

“Gay” males are ALWAYS more promiscuous. Males are VISUAL and this plays out with “gay” males. It is thought that many black males are bisexual, hence black women are infected more. I have read because there is rarely a father present when a black male is growing up - he lacks a male role model. Mom alone doesn't substitute for a male role model and invites the homosexual lifestyle. Also if most black males end up in prison and sex is dealt with in a homosexual way. Some continue with it and become bisexual.

2 posted on 09/11/2008 8:06:32 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: neverdem

It is clearly a BEHAVIORAL issue.

You can throw all the money at them in the world however their BEHAVIOR is what needs to be changed. If it doesn’t, by their will, you are wasting your money.


3 posted on 09/11/2008 8:08:22 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

For a moment I thought you were giving a play-by-play of the Democrat Convention in Denver.


4 posted on 09/11/2008 8:09:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Eras will now be referred to as: BS: Before Sarah and AS: After Sarah)
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To: neverdem

but, but, but I thought AIDS didn’t discriminate? This is an outrage!!!


5 posted on 09/11/2008 8:09:25 PM PDT by Operation_Shock_N_Awe (I'd rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job)
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To: neverdem
Speaking of HIV and Hepatitus-C and all other kinds of diseases, Pam Anderson today was quoted as telling Sarah Palin to "suck it".

If I was Sarah, I wouldn't do it. You just never know where that thing has been.

6 posted on 09/11/2008 8:09:31 PM PDT by libs_kma (NOBAMA. Keep the change)
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To: Jeff Chandler
For a moment I thought you were giving a play-by-play of the Democrat Convention in Denver.


LOL!

It's not a coincidence that Demoncrats defend this behavior.

7 posted on 09/11/2008 8:12:57 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: neverdem

Where was that plague of plagues that everyone thought would come twenty years ago? Why did I, a heterosexual male non-drug-user, have to sit through hours of AIDS education in health class? Why don’t irreverent comedy shows make fun of the AIDS scare like they make fun of the red scare?


8 posted on 09/11/2008 8:14:00 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: nmh

White women don’t sleep with white gay men when they find out they’re gay. Black women wouldn’t sleep with black men when they find out they’re gay. The difference is, the white gay guys let everyone know, and the black guys don’t.
Or it could be a matter of white gays not sleeping with women and the black gays doing both halves of the population - back to the promiscuity link.


9 posted on 09/11/2008 8:16:09 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: nmh

There are over 2,000 AIDS cases per 100,000 people in DC. In other urban areas it isn’t uncommon to be over 200 cases per 100,000. Other places with high instances are places where there tend to be a lot of illegal aliens.


10 posted on 09/11/2008 8:26:05 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: neverdem

Disproportionate impact...

This is like saying those that walk in the rain sans umbrella get disproportionately wet.

It’s cause and effect.


11 posted on 09/11/2008 8:36:10 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: nmh

Actually promiscuity is only part of it....Lotta those gangsta’s spend time in prison where they are infected then they infect females when they are back out.


12 posted on 09/11/2008 8:39:04 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Dr. Wolitski said young black gay and bisexual men also tended to have partners who were older than their white counterparts and thus were more likely to have already been infected.

Older gay men like younger gay men.

Older gay men pay for sex.

Young gay men, having been denied the right to marry, have turned to prostitution.

Civil unions may help. /s

13 posted on 09/11/2008 8:46:10 PM PDT by highpockets (Charlie Gibson hates women. He likes his significant others younger, NO voters allowed)
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To: highpockets

Civil unions may help? How?


14 posted on 09/11/2008 8:52:47 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

“Actually promiscuity is only part of it....Lotta those gangsta’s spend time in prison where they are infected then they infect females when they are back out.”

;)

I was trying to say that.

Thanks for cleaning it up. It’s late here.


15 posted on 09/11/2008 8:57:05 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: tbw2
White women don’t sleep with white gay men when they find out they’re gay.

Not from what I've seen. I've known a couple out gay/bi guys that didn't seem to have any trouble finding women. There are some girls out there that seem to like them.

16 posted on 09/11/2008 9:21:37 PM PDT by elmer fudd (Fukoku kyohei)
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To: TASMANIANRED

/s


18 posted on 09/11/2008 9:58:13 PM PDT by highpockets (Charlie Gibson hates women. He likes his significant others younger, NO voters allowed)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
thanks neverdem.
...the majority of new cases occur among gay and bisexual men and that blacks are most at risk.
Whaaat?!? "I've heard the joke, so save it."

19 posted on 09/11/2008 10:23:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: libs_kma

She has Hepatitis C from Kid Rock or Tommy Lee...why is that bimbo saying anything, she’s Canadian.


20 posted on 09/11/2008 10:29:06 PM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: neverdem

Question...like Global Warming, how does the MSM rationalize that AIDS affects Gays, Blacks and Latinos more?

Can a rational person ask themselves why personal behavior isn’t addressed vs. blame, reasoning, pleas for money, etc.?

It seems the Government and the MSM are saying, “They (aforementioned groups) just can’t help themselves and have no self-control”


21 posted on 09/11/2008 10:37:20 PM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: TASMANIANRED
"Most new infections of white gay and bisexual men occur when the men are in their 30s and 40s, the study found, while black gay and bisexual men are more likely to be infected in their teens and 20s."

Age of first significant prison time in one case. Age when balding, dumpy men start needing prostitutes because they can't pick up anyone in bars in the other.

22 posted on 09/11/2008 10:57:51 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: YdontUleaveLibs

That actually works out to be about 1 in 20 of sexually active blacks in DC. I’m a juco teacher in the DC metro area, so I’m very aware that the Baltimore-DC area has the nation’s highest rates of STD’s. I have to figure that at any one time, I’ve got 1 student with AIDS, 1 with syph, 3 with the clap, and another 3 with a combo of the other STD’s, excluding herpes, of course, which I imagine they’ve all got.


23 posted on 09/11/2008 11:06:10 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: Morgana
we spend BILLIONS on the FDRQ and nary a dime on Hep-C. let=em die...
24 posted on 09/12/2008 3:40:21 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: neverdem; SunkenCiv

thanks.

Heterosexual spread of Aids debunked.

Gays will not be happy with this truth getting out there. They were the primary touters of the hetero threat. May (should) affect funding for a preventable disease.


25 posted on 09/13/2008 8:19:42 AM PDT by dervish (PDS, Palin derangement syndrome, is that covered by national health insurance?)
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