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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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”
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.
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.
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.