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U.S. blacks continue to bear the brunt of HIV/AIDS
Reuters ^ | February 6, 2009

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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KEYWORDS: aids; hiv; msm; race; riskybehavior
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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.

1 posted on 02/07/2009 2:42:37 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Trust me on this.

It’s not my fault.


2 posted on 02/07/2009 2:43:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama’s fault


3 posted on 02/07/2009 2:44:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: cripplecreek

Why?


4 posted on 02/07/2009 2:44:40 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: Zakeet

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?


5 posted on 02/07/2009 2:45:50 PM PST by calex59
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To: Zakeet

W&MHH.


6 posted on 02/07/2009 2:46:16 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Zakeet
U.S. blacks continue to bear the brunt of HIV/AIDS

Well they wouldn't get infected if they would stop "bearing the brunt", if you know what I mean.

7 posted on 02/07/2009 2:48:24 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (PIE FIGHT!!!!!)
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To: Zakeet

yeah. clearly whitey’s fault. somehow.


8 posted on 02/07/2009 2:49:04 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Zakeet

Ah, yes. A PC group . . . always victims, never perpetrators.


9 posted on 02/07/2009 2:53:06 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Zakeet

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.


10 posted on 02/07/2009 2:53:11 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Zakeet
I have a really great idea. Don't use drugs. Don't have promiscuous sex. Don't have anal sex.........wow what a concept.
11 posted on 02/07/2009 2:53:12 PM PST by svcw
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To: Zakeet

Dat’s whut dey get fuh stayin’ on de plantation.


12 posted on 02/07/2009 2:54:22 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

***yeah. clearly whitey’s fault. somehow.***

Maybe there are not a lot of white boys out trying to “change their luck”, if you know what I mean!


13 posted on 02/07/2009 2:55:15 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

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!


14 posted on 02/07/2009 2:57:27 PM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("But there were some who resisted...")
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Evil whites and Republicans forcibly hold a young black mail down and inject this innocent victim with heroin:


15 posted on 02/07/2009 2:58:31 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

see post 15


16 posted on 02/07/2009 2:59:18 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: FormerACLUmember

black mail = black male


17 posted on 02/07/2009 3:00:07 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Zakeet

Money or the lack of does cause HIV infection. Being Black or White means nothing to the HIV virus. Case closed.


18 posted on 02/07/2009 3:02:32 PM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: svcw
I'll add just one more thing to your list:

Only have sexual intercourse with your spouse.

I guess technically you listed that, but with some people ya' gotta be blunt.

19 posted on 02/07/2009 3:03:47 PM PST by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Caligula, just like his Kenyan ancestors, is selling his countrymen into slavery.)
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To: Zakeet

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.”


20 posted on 02/07/2009 3:10:10 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: Zakeet
It couldn't be that blacks tend to have low morals, so it must be that the HIV virus is racist. Word has it the HIV virus is so mean 'n' hateful it reads its viral young'uns The Turner Diaries as a bed time story!
21 posted on 02/07/2009 3:13:51 PM PST by Mogwai (Puer abige muscas!)
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To: Zakeet
AIDS is caused by promiscuity and is entirely preventable It's not a roll of the dice like other diseases-hidden somewhere in this report you will find that almost all black women who acquired AIDS slept with more than one partner. African Americans males are big into the respect thing except, it seems, when it comes to their women. I'm not picking on blacks only because it is the white gay community that is largely responsible for spreading this plague in this country.
22 posted on 02/07/2009 3:17:57 PM PST by Larry381 (Politicians are like diapers - they should be changed frequently, and for the same reason)
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To: Zakeet
"...inexcusable in a wealthy country such as the United States," he said.

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.

23 posted on 02/07/2009 3:21:45 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Zakeet

It’s Obama’s fault.


24 posted on 02/07/2009 3:23:03 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Rockingham

“’...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?


25 posted on 02/07/2009 3:28:08 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

” 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?


26 posted on 02/07/2009 3:36:33 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Zakeet
The headline SHOULD have been:

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.

27 posted on 02/07/2009 3:57:17 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Zakeet
I didn't read all of the article, so forgive me if this wasn't touched on.

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.

28 posted on 02/07/2009 4:01:13 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Proud Retrosexual Wife of 15 Years)
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To: Jeff Chandler
stop "bearing the brunt", if you know what I mean

Some of those "brunts" are a problem.

29 posted on 02/07/2009 4:17:43 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Jemian
Only have sexual intercourse with your spouse.

Hey, what a spouse is? You mean spout? I use mah 'spout' alla time, man!

30 posted on 02/07/2009 4:20:00 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: TheWriterTX

“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.


31 posted on 02/07/2009 4:44:19 PM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: Jemian

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.


32 posted on 02/07/2009 4:49:46 PM PST by LuxMaker (The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, Thomas J 1819)
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To: Zakeet

Behavior driven.

They bear the consequences of their actions.


33 posted on 02/07/2009 5:01:19 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: cripplecreek

“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.


34 posted on 02/07/2009 6:08:06 PM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

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?


35 posted on 02/07/2009 6:23:16 PM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: TheWriterTX
Someone that get’s it...thanks. But only half of the equation. Homosexuality, drug use, and even homosexual rape are part of the equation. A dark, dark side of all of us.May G-d protect and save all of the people that are being murdered by this disease, and exact justice to the perpetrators....
36 posted on 02/07/2009 6:28:52 PM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: Zakeet

And I’ll bet whites bear the brunt of the associated medical costs.


37 posted on 02/07/2009 6:31:14 PM PST by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: Zakeet
OK, one more time:

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?

38 posted on 02/07/2009 6:36:51 PM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: ought-six

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.


39 posted on 02/07/2009 6:39:03 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: TheWriterTX

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.


40 posted on 02/07/2009 7:37:47 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: richardtavor

He seems to be implying that the AIDS “epidemic” would end if only the evil rich people would spread their wealth around.


41 posted on 02/07/2009 7:42:54 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Zakeet

Don’t tell me, let me guess: WHITEY’S FAULT!


42 posted on 02/07/2009 7:44:36 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda arm.)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe blacks use needles more than others??


43 posted on 02/07/2009 7:55:00 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: FormerACLUmember

black mail = black male

Same difference.


44 posted on 02/08/2009 6:32:31 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: ansel12
Sex trade may lure 325,000 U.S. kids

By Mark Memmott, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — An estimated 325,000 U.S. children age 17 or younger are prostitutes, performers in pornographic videos or have otherwise fallen victim to "commercial sexual exploitation," University of Pennsylvania researchers will report Monday.

Their 3-year, $400,000 study is based on research in 17 cities. The work includes interviews with 200 child victims, most already in the legal system, and more than 800 state, federal and local officials. Experts on juvenile law say it is the deepest investigation yet into the extent of the problem. There are 72 million children age 17 or younger in the USA.

"The depth of the problem almost took my breath away at times," says Richard Estes, a professor of social work at Penn and one of the report's co-authors.

Among the findings:

The largest group, about 122,000, is made up of children who have run away from home and turned to prostitution or pornography to get money for food or drugs.

The second-largest group, about 73,000, is made up of children who live at home and are used by family or friends in exchange for money, food, drugs or other benefits.

The third-largest group, about 52,000, is made up of "throwaway" children who have been abandoned by parents or guardians and turned to the sex trade to survive.

About 90% of the children are born in the USA. The research by Estes and Neil Weiner of Penn's Center for the Study of Youth Policy was funded by grants from the Department of Justice, the W.T. Grant Foundation, the Fund for Nonviolence and Penn's Research Foundation.

Previously, there were few estimates of the number of children involved in the nation's illegal commercial sex trade.

"This looks like it's the most comprehensive study yet," says Eva Klain of the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law.

CWA touched on the Sex Slave Trade (hardly a MSM voice!)http://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=6393&department=CWA&categoryid=pornography

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/crimesmain.htm

FBI "Innocence Lost"<

>FBI estimates over 100,000 US children are currently being prostituted *by force* across the United States (either by relatives or as the result of a kidnapping); while the Sex-Slave and Human Trafficking divisions estimate that 15K to 20K more young women and children are brought *into* the US every year from outside the country (either abducted or come in under false promises) and forced into the sex-slave business.

Numbers enough?

45 posted on 02/08/2009 7:34:59 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Proud Retrosexual Wife of 15 Years)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Read a little further down the thread. I posted some numbers. If you google "sex trade" and "child prostitution" +America you will find plenty of info out there from very credible sources.

100,000 by the FBI's last estimate. 78,000 by an independent estimate. These are the ones that are FORCED into prostitution; not runaways, not tossed away children, but FORCED, with ages raging from 9 to 19 being the average.

This doesn't include the very little children (kids under the age of 9) who are exploited by the sickos in their own home.

Staggering.

46 posted on 02/08/2009 7:41:16 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Proud Retrosexual Wife of 15 Years)
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To: Zakeet

And who’s fault is that?


47 posted on 02/08/2009 7:41:59 PM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
February 26, 2008

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIOLATIONS

http://louisville.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel08/childporn022608.htm

This will horrify you:

Moore admitted to running a file server with approximately 7,000-8,000 images of child pornography. Approximately 5,000 of the images involved children under the age of 12 engaged in sexual activity - including bondage. These included many images of little girls being raped by adults. One image shows a little girl approximately age 6 wearing a dog collar lying on her back on a bed while crying with her arm across her eyes as an adult man rapes her. Another shows the vaginal area of a baby girl - approximately toddler age on a diaper with her legs spread apart and the photograph focuses on her genital area. Other still images show sexual activity ranging from young girls performing oral sex on adult men, to men penetrating babies’ vaginas with their fingers, and vaginal penetration of young girls, including toddlers, by adult male penises. Other images included still images of young girls (preschool age) being raped by adult males. One video file in Moore’s collection, with a run time of approximately one minute and 42 seconds, bears a title suggesting the rape of a three-year-old child. The video shows an adult male penis raping a very young little girl.

7,000 - 8,000 pictures....

How many children destroyed?

48 posted on 02/08/2009 7:47:39 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Proud Retrosexual Wife of 15 Years)
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To: richardtavor
Dear Richard,

Yes, you are correct. There are plenty of folks who engage in very dangerous behavior with no thought to the consequences. For them, I have very little compassion.

My point is that not everyone who comes down with this did so by willingly embracing high-risk behavior.

Drug users and homosexuality are the highest risk, by far, and the largest contributors. I'm just hoping folks don't broad brush all those who suffer with this disease. It's grossly unfair.

Prayers....

49 posted on 02/08/2009 7:53:06 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Proud Retrosexual Wife of 15 Years)
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To: TheWriterTX

” 100,000 by the FBI’s last estimate. 78,000 by an independent estimate. These are the ones that are FORCED into prostitution; not runaways, not tossed away children, but FORCED, with ages raging from 9 to 19 being the average.

This doesn’t include the very little children (kids under the age of 9) who are exploited by the sickos in their own home.”

<<Yes, staggering. Sad, but thanks for posting. It is such a big problem, what is being done about this? by what oranizations?


50 posted on 02/08/2009 7:58:07 PM PST by bushwon
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