Skip to comments.U.S. blacks continue to bear the brunt of HIV/AIDS
Posted on 02/07/2009 2:42:37 PM PST by Zakeet
In the United States, African American men and women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases noted in a statement issued to coincide with the 9th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7.
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, African Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population but account for nearly half of all new HIV infections and almost half of all Americans living with HIV.
According to federal health officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2006, more new HIV infections occurred among young black men who have sex with men than in any other segment of the U.S. population. That same year, black women acquired new HIV infections at 15 times the rate of white women.
In Washington, DC, alone, 1 in 20 residents is living with HIV - roughly the same proportion of people as in the sub-Saharan region of Africa, according to Fauci, and 1 in 50 DC residents has AIDS. "These shocking statistics would be tragic anywhere but are particularly inexcusable in a wealthy country such as the United States," he said.
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This Rooters story proves I am right when I refer to this country as the U.S. of K.K.K.A.
Trust me on this.
It’s not my fault.
Wow, I guess we cause them to have anal intercourse and not to wear condoms? Is that the consensus of this article? Whites are once again to blame for Blacks(and gays) BS life styles? I think the article is full of it anyway, the people who get aids all out of proportion to the rest of society are the gays. The big epidemic we were supposed to have never did crop up, did it?
Well they wouldn't get infected if they would stop "bearing the brunt", if you know what I mean.
yeah. clearly whitey’s fault. somehow.
Ah, yes. A PC group . . . always victims, never perpetrators.
Yes indeed, blacks bear absolutely no personal responsibilty for this.
There is no conceivable aspect of black culture that in any way increases the risk for AIDS.
It is all someone, or something, elses fault.
Dat’s whut dey get fuh stayin’ on de plantation.
***yeah. clearly whiteys fault. somehow.***
Maybe there are not a lot of white boys out trying to “change their luck”, if you know what I mean!
You mean you never saw the giant grey AIDS clouds that exclusively hang over the homes and hoods of these dissaffected African Americans? It’s a conspiracy, man!
see post 15
black mail = black male
Money or the lack of does cause HIV infection. Being Black or White means nothing to the HIV virus. Case closed.
Only have sexual intercourse with your spouse.
I guess technically you listed that, but with some people ya' gotta be blunt.
The headline is misleading because the essence of the story shows that the problem is not, like sickle cell anemia, the cruel burden of disease on the innocent, but risky conduct that leads to HIV: “more new HIV infections occurred among young black men who have sex with men than in any other segment of the U.S. population.”