Skip to comments.Detailed Study on Spread of H.I.V. in U.S.
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 agencys 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 studys findings served as a powerful reminder that the U.S. epidemic of H.I.V. disease is far from over.
The details of the agencys 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 diseases 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...
Black women are nearly 15 times as likely to be infected with H.I.V. as white women...
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“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.
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.
For a moment I thought you were giving a play-by-play of the Democrat Convention in Denver.
but, but, but I thought AIDS didn’t discriminate? This is an outrage!!!
If I was Sarah, I wouldn't do it. You just never know where that thing has been.
It's not a coincidence that Demoncrats defend this behavior.
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?
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.
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.
This is like saying those that walk in the rain sans umbrella get disproportionately wet.
It’s cause and effect.
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.
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
Civil unions may help? How?
“Actually promiscuity is only part of it....Lotta those gangstas 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.
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.
...the majority of new cases occur among gay and bisexual men and that blacks are most at risk.
She has Hepatitis C from Kid Rock or Tommy Lee...why is that bimbo saying anything, she’s Canadian.