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HIV/AIDS Rate in D.C. Hits 3%
The Washington Post ^ | 15 March 2009 | By Jose Antonio Vargas and Darryl Fears

Posted on 03/15/2009 8:08:09 AM PDT by wgflyer

Edited on 03/15/2009 8:41:26 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Men having sex with men has remained the disease's leading mode of transmission.

Heterosexual sex was the principal mode of transmission for blacks with the disease, 33 percent. Men having sex with men was the chief mode of transmission for white residents, 78 percent; and Latinos, 49 percent. Black women represent more than a quarter of HIV cases in the District, and most, about 58 percent, were infected through heterosexual sex. About a quarter of black women were infected through drug use.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aids; dc; hiv; homosexualagenda; politics; riskybehavior
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If black homosexuality accounts for only 33 percent of HIV infections, how can that be the principle transmission mechanism? Doesn't make sense.

Imagine so much concern about for a fatal disease transmitted primarily by homosexual sex and dirty needle sharing by adicts, and so much compassion for the afflicted, and contrast that with the virulent hatred and bile expressed for those who smoke cigarettes, or eat fast food.

It boggles the mind.

1 posted on 03/15/2009 8:08:09 AM PDT by wgflyer
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To: wgflyer

None of this i surprising to me...


2 posted on 03/15/2009 8:16:49 AM PDT by babygene (It seems that stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe)
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To: wgflyer

I’m confused - I thought that linking to the WaPo was not permitted on FR at all??

Happy to learn that I was mistaken


3 posted on 03/15/2009 8:17:07 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: wgflyer
"Almost 1 in 10 residents between the ages of 40 and 49 has the virus."

Holy you know what!

4 posted on 03/15/2009 8:17:22 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: wgflyer

Political correctness to the extreme. In the statistics, “homosexual contact” is the least cause (0.5%) of HIV/AID spread. “Men having sex with men” is the biggest cause (36%)


5 posted on 03/15/2009 8:17:54 AM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: wgflyer

I heard years ago that the AIDs virus in Africa spread through heterosexuals who practice anal “sex”. Might that explain it? There should not be a difference between black and white infections unless there is a difference in behavior, maybe drugs, maybe something to do with “sexual” aberrations.

Of course we know it is the fault of Bush and the vast white right wing conspiracy. (sarcasm)


6 posted on 03/15/2009 8:18:34 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (NAACP=Nubians Against All Caucasian People)
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To: wgflyer

Generations of inbred Democrats governed by generations of inbred Democrats, drawing wealth from the hinterlands while producing nothing. And now they’re killing themselves and each other.


7 posted on 03/15/2009 8:18:48 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: wgflyer
Actually, it states "Heterosexual sex was the principal mode of transmission for blacks with the disease, 33 percent.
8 posted on 03/15/2009 8:19:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: VRWCTexan

“I’m confused - I thought that linking to the WaPo was not permitted on FR at all??”

I don’t know. Hope I didn’t do a faux pas. Basically, the paper isn’t much worth reading, though.


9 posted on 03/15/2009 8:20:53 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: wgflyer
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
10 posted on 03/15/2009 8:21:00 AM PDT by Lucky Dog
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To: NoGrayZone

“Actually, it states “Heterosexual sex was the principal mode of transmission for blacks with the disease, 33 percent.”

By golly, you’re right. I got carried away. Still, the statement doesn’t make sense. 33 percent isn’t a big number.


11 posted on 03/15/2009 8:25:50 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: wgflyer
"HIV/AIDS Rate in D.C. Hits 3%"

Just imagine what that is doing to the hospitals in DC.

12 posted on 03/15/2009 8:26:44 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama is not my president until we see his birth certificate. A real one.)
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To: wgflyer
""In order to solve an issue as complex as HIV and AIDS, you have to step up," he said"

There is nothing the government or anyone can do to stop the spread of HIV. The only ones in control of it are those who have gay sex. HIV has been around for a long time now, WE ALL know the dangers of gay sex, but yet, they're out there, still having it, unprotected.

13 posted on 03/15/2009 8:27:09 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: wgflyer
With all of the trash that Obama dragged into town with him I'd be very surprised if this number doesn't go significantly higher in the next couple of years.
14 posted on 03/15/2009 8:29:26 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: AGreatPer

I wonder if Barney Frank is among the 3 percent.


15 posted on 03/15/2009 8:29:50 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: wgflyer

I read the comment at the WaPo site, there are still some there that blame Reagan.

Hard to believe that Reagan can reach out from the grave and make gay black men have buttsex.


16 posted on 03/15/2009 8:29:53 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: wgflyer

17 posted on 03/15/2009 8:32:11 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: wgflyer
It does though....

"Men having sex with men has remained the disease's leading mode of transmission."

33% is the hetero number.

" Black women represent more than a quarter of HIV cases in the District, and most, about 58 percent, were infected through heterosexual sex."

So not only do we have black men having sex with other black men, they also have sex with black women, UNPROTECTED, on both sides.

18 posted on 03/15/2009 8:33:12 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: wgflyer

Men having sex w/ other men, then going home and having sex with their wives/ girlfriends.


19 posted on 03/15/2009 8:36:21 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: NoGrayZone

It is incredible how easy it would be for this disease to become extinct. Yet those who transmit it among one another, gleefully, want political measures in place to guarantee it’s unfettered proliferation. Can the left be more stupid?


20 posted on 03/15/2009 8:38:27 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: wgflyer

Considering that they only make-up 10% or so of the general population, having 33% of any statistical category says a lot.


21 posted on 03/15/2009 8:46:18 AM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: wgflyer

Here’s the deal:

A woman can get aids through herto sex with an infected man (but not the other way around), or a needle. But not from homo sex with another woman.

A man gets it through homo sex or a needle. Not through hetro sec with a women.

Babies get it from their mother


22 posted on 03/15/2009 8:47:59 AM PDT by babygene (It seems that stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe)
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To: wgflyer
"Can the left be more stupid?"

Unfortunately, yes. =(

23 posted on 03/15/2009 8:48:55 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: aft_lizard

Yes. But I think they meant 33 percent of the black males, not of the general population, in that statement. Is that not how you read it?


24 posted on 03/15/2009 8:49:01 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: wgflyer

Excellent tagline by the way!


25 posted on 03/15/2009 8:49:41 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: wgflyer
If black homosexuality accounts for only 33 percent of HIV infections, how can that be the principle transmission mechanism? Doesn't make sense.

Rule number one. The Aids rate is directly proportional to promiscuity.

Two homos cannot infect one another unless they have multiple partners of which at least one of them is infected. In the case of your assertion, I would suspect bisexuals, who are extremely promiscuous, carry the virus back and forth among the usual identified groups. Note, we never seem to get statistics on bisexuals. The heterosexual statistics are thrown in there to drag the ordinary dolt into feeling obliged to fund a cure. This will never be offered as useful information in primary school sex education.

26 posted on 03/15/2009 8:49:55 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Leisler

My eyes!


27 posted on 03/15/2009 8:52:26 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: wgflyer

You know, God clearly told people how to avoid being stupid. And if people decide to be stupid, they make the decision to be stupid and they should be on their own.


28 posted on 03/15/2009 8:52:46 AM PDT by BobS
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

I agree. They are very careful to present statistics in a PC manor. What fools.


29 posted on 03/15/2009 8:53:37 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: wgflyer

Male homosexuals are the #1 vector for the spread of infectious diseases in the country. HIV is one of more than a dozen diseases transmitted by these deviants, and those homosexuals with AIDS, are also the breeding ground for antibiotic resistant organisms. The public health threat of this behavior is a monstrous economic burden to health care in general and all because of a mental derangement now promoted as acceptable.


30 posted on 03/15/2009 8:54:58 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: wgflyer

It is more politically palatable for the liberals to maintain the primary cause is homosexuality because it is an ‘alternative lifestyle’ which allows them to blame government for not taking enough money from hard working Americans to fund ‘aids research’. Blaming the primary mode of transmission on needles isn’t politically defensible - yet. Just give Obama enough time. He’ll find a way to blame you and me for some poor black person sticking a dirty needle in their arm and getting aids...It WILL happen.


31 posted on 03/15/2009 9:00:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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None of this i surprising to me...

Are you suprised with that age range.

76 percent -- of the HIV infected are black, 70 percent are men and 70 percent are age 40 and older

I always thought older gays etc, would know better than this. All the ADs, education, they still haven't learned..disappointing

32 posted on 03/15/2009 9:06:36 AM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: wgflyer

HIV/AIDS is given the same excuse and mantra for “the problem” as public education - taxpayers not spending enough money to “solve the problem”.

We know that excuse is a lie in both cases.

In one case we have sex addicts and in the other we have an industry - “public education” - addicted to YOUR money - they can never get enough of it, and the more they are given the worse the addiction becomes.


33 posted on 03/15/2009 9:06:36 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: NoGrayZone

Why, thank you very much.


34 posted on 03/15/2009 9:06:56 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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To: atomicweeder

Effing ridiculous. The truth is that most of this is still due to homosexuals, drug users, and guys in the hood paying for hookers.


35 posted on 03/15/2009 9:18:07 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Neoliberalnot

“The public health threat of this behavior is a monstrous economic burden to health care in general..”

Yes. The left has two diametrically opposing philosophies depending upon the issue. 1. AIDS is a huge public health care crisis...we like people who contract and spread AIDS. We need more money to promote its transmission and provide care for those who get it. 2. Smoking is a huge health care crisis. We hate people who smoke, or who breathe smoke. We must punish them and exclude them from health care. We need more money to combat it.

But they are consistent, because the common thread is “we need more money”.


36 posted on 03/15/2009 9:19:06 AM PDT by wgflyer (Liberalism is to society what HIV is to the immune system.)
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Send more money.

George Bush sent $50 billion of our tax dollars to Africa for AIDS!!
(What a nice guy as he retires to his $2 million dollar house with all the trimmings)

37 posted on 03/15/2009 9:24:09 AM PDT by blam
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To: NoGrayZone
BINGO, there was a news documentary or news type show that excoriated black men for being on the down low. Many black women interviewed were claiming it is a real problem in their community.

That and iv drug use, sharing of needles remains the only way to get AIDS. Very few contract it through blood transfusion, and we all feel for them!!

38 posted on 03/15/2009 9:25:28 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: wgflyer
WASHINGTON D.C. DISEASE
39 posted on 03/15/2009 9:26:33 AM PDT by SC DOC
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Matt always has something about an AIDS cure or AIDS on his website. Matt, could you tell us why?


40 posted on 03/15/2009 9:26:44 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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A disease that can be eliminated by changing one’s behaviour...and zero cost for drugs, health care, etc.


41 posted on 03/15/2009 9:30:38 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: BobS
You know, God clearly told people how to avoid being stupid. And if people decide to be stupid, they make the decision to be stupid and they should be on their own.

Uh, that kind of thinking is now outlawed in Obama Nation. If you are stupid and buy more house than you can ever afford, responsible people will bail you out. If you are stupid and have high-risk sex, responsible people are at fault...well, just because. Making people suffer the consequences of their actions is just so...mean and right-wing, dude.

Do I really need a sarcasm tag?
42 posted on 03/15/2009 9:30:51 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: wgflyer

There’s a huge problem with transmission statistics because it relies on self-reporting of behaviors. An awful lot of people will never admit to homosexual contact and drug use.


43 posted on 03/15/2009 9:32:37 AM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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So I was gonna wear protection, but the I thought to myself, when am I going to make it back to DC?

Bad Idea Jeans

44 posted on 03/15/2009 9:33:35 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: gidget7
If men and women kept their legs and butts closed, HIV would be gone. The ones who contract it through sharing needles will die off eventually.

Problem solved.

45 posted on 03/15/2009 9:33:35 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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To: wgflyer

Do some DC African-Americans live by the Muslim rule that males are for pleasure and females are for babies?


46 posted on 03/15/2009 9:36:01 AM PDT by abclily
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I wonder if Barney Frank is among the 3 percent.

Are you kidding? His staff probably makes up a tenth of the total.

The chef is here. Good eats for everyone.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

47 posted on 03/15/2009 9:36:12 AM PDT by LonePalm
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
You may be right, but do we really know, are we being told the truth, (I know, i know truth HA) about what causes AIDS? It is an auto immune disease, so what if it can be caused by the repetitive infections that homosexuals cause themselves, wearing down the immune system, until it cannot repair itself? Just asking, as it would seem to make sense to me.
48 posted on 03/15/2009 9:36:47 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: gidget7
Sorry for my ignorance, but what is the down low?
49 posted on 03/15/2009 9:36:49 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Who Is John Galt?)
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Exactly. Of course, then there would be no need for abortion either, as those who support it strongly, promote the notion one cannot keep their legs closed. People, they apparently think, are controlled by their urges, not the other way around!
50 posted on 03/15/2009 9:40:00 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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