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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What does the wealth of a nation have to do with a particular cohort leading a debauched lifestyle? Don't put Mr. Wangdoodle where he doesn't belong and you won't have a problem.
It’s Obama’s fault.
“’...more new HIV infections occurred among young black men who have sex with men than in any other segment of the U.S. population.’”
There are black homos? Who knew?
” hold a young black mail down”
It’s the fault of the Post Office!
Sorry! Couldn’t help myself! Don’t you wish we had an “edit” function here?
U.S. Black's behavior leads them to contract HIV/AIDS far out of proportion to their numbers in the population
This is true of:
Blacks in prison:
Blacks with a criminal record:
Blacks on parole:
Blacks using drugs:
Blacks who fail to graduate High School:
Blacks who are illiterate:
Blacks who are born to unwed mothers:
Blacks who die a violent death:
Blacks who are unemployed:
Blacks who spend generations on welfare:
But FEAR NOT! The Dalai Bama will bring CHANGE, HOPE and PROGRESS.....
However - the Dalai Bama spent over twenty years working as a "community organizer" to bring "Change, Hope and Progress" to a small section of Chicago -- FAILED MISERABLY.
In a number of depressed urban areas, there is a alarming practice taking place (actually, it's been happening all over the world for thousands of years, but it's escalating rapidly), where young girls and women are either coerced or forced into prostitution.
How do you "force" a young woman into prostition? Quite simply, you abduct a young girl of 11, 12, or 13 right off the streets, drag her back to some horrible location, have 20 or 30 guys repeatedly gang rape her for a few days, a little torture, some mental screwing around (as if the repeated rape and torture weren't enough to mess up a young girl's mind), and then give her a few days to heal.
Let her know what she has to do to survive, buy her some trashy clothes, and put her on the curb.
The sex-slave trade is alive and well here in America. Girls that try to escape are subjected to horrible beatings, murder, being drugged up into compliance, you name it. They are often sold to pimps in other cities and removed from anyone or anything that is familiar. For brutalized young women, fear becomes their overwhelming motivator.
When family members try to find these girls, often times the law treats the girls as criminals, not victims.
It happens to girls from every kind of background. Look at poor Elizabeth Smart. Beautiful,intelligent, from a loving, stable home. After several months of suffering under the monsters who kidnapped her, she was too afraid to even confirm her identity - to scream the truth when given the opportunity. Even though she was not "turned out", the same "survival mode" mentality kicks in.
And when they get AIDS, it is the "bonus" gift for the creeps that visit them, which then gets passed out into the general population.
A truly sad twist is that if they do get arrested, they are so demoralized and brainwashed that they think whoring is all they can do. They've missed school, friends, their innocence is gone, burned out of them. They don't see themselves as worthy of being around regular people, and often sink back into "the life."
It's easy to point to AIDS victims and presume that they must have done something terrible to get this disease.
Have at least a little bit of heart, folks. No everyone suffering with it finds themselves in that situation by choice.
The young girls who are finally abandoned when they are too sick to sell their bodies deserve compassion, not condemnation. They've already been through enough hell to last several lifetimes.
Sorry for the soapbox; but protecting our young women is something I'm passionate about.
Some of those "brunts" are a problem.
Hey, what a spouse is? You mean spout? I use mah 'spout' alla time, man!
“Sorry for the soapbox; but protecting our young women is something I’m passionate about.”
You ranted, but you didn’t show any numbers, I doubt that American kidnapping and sex slavery of 11, 12 and 13 year old girls is what drives AIDs.
Except that you may have to define what ‘sexual intercourse’ is, because by some people’s standards they still go by the Slick Willy definition, and others may have their own personalized definition.
They bear the consequences of their actions.
“To win the battle against HIV, it is crucial that African Americans — and indeed, all Americans — get tested for the virus during routine medical care, as the CDC and the American College of Physicians recommend,” Fauci added. OR, they can stop screwing out of marriage and that might stop it.
Good question. I guess what this useful idiot is implying is that AIDS is an economic problem—that maybe Africans deserve it because they are poor, and it shouldn’t happen to us because we are rich. Kinda sounds like an ego problem, doesn’t it?
And I’ll bet whites bear the brunt of the associated medical costs.
1. HIV does NOT cause AIDS.
2. AIDS is NOT a sexually-transmitted disease.
3. There is no pandemic. There is no epidemic. There is no heterosexual epidemic.
4. African AIDS is NOT AIDS. It is not caused by HIV. It is based on malnutrition, common bacterial, viral and fungal infections, and poor sanitation.
5. The HIV test is NOT a test for the presence of live virus (antigen). It is an antibody test showing prior exposure to a harmless retrovirus.
6. The only people who are at risk of acquired immune deficiency are homosexuals (for a variety of disease issues) and IV drug users. Period.
7. AZT is a DNA chain terminator and kills people, it doesn't cure them. Next?
Lots of out and proud black men in the New York area. They all but took over Christopher Street after the white gays moved on up to Chelsea.
You sound very knowledgeable about the subject and God bless you for trying to help. How big is this problem in the U.S.? I could understand it being a huge problem in, say Thailand or Mexico, but it doesn’t get any attention in the U.S.