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CDC: Blacks, gays at high risk for new HIV infections
CNN ^ | Sept 12, 2008 | Andrea Kane

Posted on 09/12/2008 2:17:37 PM PDT by fightinJAG

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Young black gay men, black women and white gay men in their 30s and 40s are much more likely to be newly infected with HIV than other groups in the United States, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The analysis -- based on figures showing that the HIV infection rate for 2006 is much worse than previously thought -- looks at the number of new HIV infections and who gets them. The study appears in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

It shows 53 percent of the estimated 56,000 cases of new HIV infection in 2006 were among gay and bisexual men, and 46 percent of the infections occurred among blacks. Within the gay and bisexual group, young black men (13 to 29 years old ) were roughly twice as likely to get infected as young white and young Hispanic men. And among women, black women were almost 15 times more likely to get HIV than white women and almost four times more likely than Hispanic women.

These new figures -- highlighting which age, gender and racial groups are at higher risk -- are based on data released by the CDC in August. Those numbers showed that new HIV infections for 2006 were 40 percent higher than the CDC had previously estimated.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; cdc; homosexualagenda; pedophile; publichealth; riskybehavior

1 posted on 09/12/2008 2:17:38 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

And in more breaking news.

Scientists have discovered that bears really do sh*t in the woods.


2 posted on 09/12/2008 2:21:24 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Reagan conservatism is back ! .. Thank God for Sarah.)
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To: fightinJAG

It’s funny how this is treated versus, say, tobacco use.


3 posted on 09/12/2008 2:22:17 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: fightinJAG

This data is several weeks old. I’m on the mailing list for it, and noted the patterns at the time. Why is CNN pushing this today? Did they get a memo from the Messiah saying these are this weekend’s talking points?


4 posted on 09/12/2008 2:23:48 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: fightinJAG

I believe as I have heard other scientists report that the reason for alot of blacks and other races being so succeptible to the actual AIDS is due to a genetic immunity from the Black Death in Europe.

They are now thinking that the Black Death was not the bubonic plague because the bubonic plague is a bacteria carried by rats and Iceland was hit with this plague where there were no rats or mice. So they believe the Black Death was viral in nature and a variation of the HIV virus, but more virulent.

This would make sense why there are so many cases of full blown AIDS in Africa and why they seem to die so much quicker.


5 posted on 09/12/2008 2:25:53 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: fightinJAG

“highlighting which age, gender and racial groups are at higher risk”

I thought it was certain BEHAVIORS that increased the risk of contracting HIV. Wouldn’t all heterosexual, monogamous, non-intervenous drug users be in the same demographic, regardless of ethnicity?


6 posted on 09/12/2008 2:26:44 PM PDT by Spok (The Sinopian Sage)
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To: fightinJAG
"Today's analysis serves as a powerful reminder that the United States epidemic of HIV is far from over and that we all need to do more," Fenton said. "The U.S. epidemic will end only when all of us -- federal, state and local government; politicians, communities, businesses, social and civic organizations; schools, families and individuals across the nation -- realize that ending AIDS is possible and then collectively commit to make that happen."

The guaranteed way to commit to ending the AIDS epidemic is heterosexual, monagamous relationships. When are people going to commit to that?
7 posted on 09/12/2008 2:29:42 PM PDT by Lucky Dog
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To: fightinJAG
CDC: Blacks, gays at high risk for new HIV infections

Great name for modern rock/punk band: The New HIV Infections.

If you form a band with this name, please credit library user. :O)

8 posted on 09/12/2008 2:31:30 PM PDT by library user
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To: NativeNewYorker; All

“Why is CNN pushing this (AIDS infection) today?

Maybe the media is planning to point out that with Candidate Palin’s abstainance only stance, and her own daughter’s pregnancy, and now this; it seems that the emphasis on abstainance only education may not be working very well.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 2:32:04 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: fightinJAG

Why is the HIV virus so racist and anti-gay rights?


10 posted on 09/12/2008 2:33:19 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Liberals: Lipstick without the pitbull)
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To: fightinJAG
I'm amazed that every time these statistics are reported, it's as though we are learning some new, important information.
11 posted on 09/12/2008 2:35:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: fightinJAG
The headline for this article is a bit misleading, or at least not the best summary of the article. Race is not the risk factor.
12 posted on 09/12/2008 2:38:22 PM PDT by CarryingOn (The Presidency of the United States is not an entry-level position.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

I wondered that as well. I think the plan may be that the headline alone will induce certain people to go into rages at the supposed conspiracies against them.


13 posted on 09/12/2008 2:41:16 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: autumnraine

The practical reason is that there is a group of people that engages in certain behaviors mostly with other people in that group.


14 posted on 09/12/2008 2:42:21 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: Spok

Not all demographic groups are characterized to the same extent by “heterosexual, monogamous, non-intervenuous drug users.”

For whatever reason.


15 posted on 09/12/2008 2:43:42 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: trisham

And I’m amazed that every time these statistics are reported, some loon still is quoted as saying there is an epidemic and it is out of control and everyone is still at risk.


16 posted on 09/12/2008 2:45:15 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Rather than embarass these two categories, wouldn’t it be better to headline this “DEMOCRATS AT HIGHER RISK FOR NEW HIV INFECTIONS.”


17 posted on 09/12/2008 2:48:14 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Wonder how many hudreds of millions of tax payer dollars they wasted figuring that out??
Like it was some big universal secret......


18 posted on 09/12/2008 2:52:44 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA ( Choice 2008 McCain =Hero, Obama = Zero. Palin = Fresh - Biden = Stale)
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To: mathurine

Another ‘I am a victim’ story. I get so sick of this. Just move to the paridise ANWAR and I guarantee your risk will be zero


19 posted on 09/12/2008 2:57:58 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: fightinJAG

Bush’s fault


20 posted on 09/12/2008 3:00:09 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Lucky Dog
Never. It's about socialism. They could give a damn about people who have the illness. Re-reading your quote:

...that we all need to do more...will end only when all of us...and then collectively commit....

21 posted on 09/12/2008 3:24:31 PM PDT by Clock King (Under revision...)
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To: MrEdd

Women, minorities, children, and gays hardest hit.


22 posted on 09/12/2008 3:25:41 PM PDT by dfwgator ( Go OSU, beat USC!)
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To: fightinJAG

Again and again, as my doctors always tell me:

“Wear condoms, stick to one partner, don’t cheat, make sure your partner isn’t the cheating type and don’t do drugs.”

Chances are, if you do all of those, you will be a VERY low risk for HIV, black, white, Asian; gay or straight.


23 posted on 09/12/2008 3:30:33 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (" ." - Barack Obama.)
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To: dfwgator

“Women, minorities, children, and gays hardest hit.”

No.

The pro-pedophilia liberals deny that there are such things as “children”. Only delightful potential sex partners. That is why the author refers to thirteen year olds as “Men” in the article. With a little practice you can learn to spot these types right off.

I will guarantee that Andrea Kane finds the child lesbian seduction scene in “The Vagina Monologues” to be “Empowering”.


24 posted on 09/12/2008 3:36:21 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: fightinJAG
marked difference in age at the time of infection in the different racial groups. "They include the difficulty of consistently maintaining safer behaviors for many years or even decades, as well as homophobia, substance abuse and higher HIV prevalence within this group."

Can anyone explain that 2nd sentence? How does homophobia caure a marked increase in the infection rate?

25 posted on 09/12/2008 3:36:27 PM PDT by gitmo (Some days you're the dog. Some days you're the hydrant.)
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To: fightinJAG
If you're a male and you get horny looking at a hairy butt, the odds of you getting HIV are higher than if you are straight.

Here's a tip... avoid anal or oral sex without a condom.

26 posted on 09/12/2008 3:43:06 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: fightinJAG
Joe Biden revealed in a Democrat primary debate that Obama got the AIDS test! Why did Michele make Obama get an AIDS test, the world wonders.
27 posted on 09/12/2008 4:17:42 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: fightinJAG

“Young black gay men, black women and white gay men in their 30s and 40s are much more likely to be newly infected with HIV than other groups in the United States, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

This is a good example of how MERE statistics tell lies and at the same time actually demean the demographic categories they “report” on.

Because, for every single one of the demographic groups reported, the full and complete set of facts, must go to causation and not mere correlation and it would have to say:

If (1) someone is a (a)”Young black gay” man, (b)a “black woman” or (c)a “white gay man in their 30s and 40s” AND (2) “(a).................and/or (b) ....................... and/or (c)...............” [add your own behavioral ondition(s)] THEN they are “much more likely to be newly infected with HIV than” others who are someone who is either NOT (1) and/or does not (2).

Particularly, to simply say that “young black women” in general are more likely to get HIV ignores a whole raft of social circumstances, among “young black women”, that would leave a “young black woman” OUT of a high risk for HIV.

Ignoring behavior - statistics without behavioral categories - prevents truths, relative to actual cause and affect, from being told.


28 posted on 09/12/2008 5:11:15 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: fightinJAG

Maybe throwing money at this high risk, disenfranchised group will help.


29 posted on 09/12/2008 5:13:52 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: gitmo
Yes, this guy can explain the second sentence:

The Truth About the Homosexual Rights Movement.

30 posted on 09/12/2008 10:37:23 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: fightinJAG

What a bizarre logic twist that takes. Thanks for the explanation.


31 posted on 09/13/2008 12:00:50 AM PDT by gitmo (Some days you're the dog. Some days you're the hydrant.)
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