Skip to comments.Out of Control: The AIDS Epidemic in Black America
Posted on 05/09/2012 2:29:05 PM PDT by kcvl
Out of Control was the first national network television documentary to examine how and why AIDS has become overwhelmingly a Black epidemic--not in Africa or the Third World, but right here in the United States.
Blacks make up 13% of the total US population, but over 50% of all new cases of HIV infection. That infection rate is eight times the rate of whites. Among women, the statistics are even more shocking: 70% of all new HIV infections are Black women, and a black woman is 23 times more likely than her white counterpart to be diagnosed with AIDS. AIDS is the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25-49, and has been for the last 11 years.
In interviews with AIDS activists, doctors, public health officials, and Black leaders, Out of Control revealed, for the first time, the political and social reasons AIDS spiraled into a crisis in Black communities across the country.
Among these was a lack of any consistent or ongoing effort to specifically address the Black epidemic by the Reagan, Clinton, and Bush administrations. And perhaps most importantly, the documentary examined a failure of mobilization and leadership in the Black community itself.
examining these controversial and difficult topics, Out of Control included the last original reporting by Peter Jennings, just before his cancer diagnosis. Jennings, who played an important role in conceptualizing the program, interviewed a group of African American HIV-positive men in Atlanta who spoke with remarkable candor about the harsh realities of dealing with AIDS in Black America.
no major African-American leader or organization had taken on AIDS in Black America as a fighting cause. While many American Black leaders and celebrities had very visibly embraced the cause of AIDS in Africa, few devoted similar energy to the epidemic here at home.
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AIDS is racist.
Rather a consequence of rampant drug abuse and the practice of having sex with anything that moves. Now a deeply embedded part of American Black culture.
Promiscuity, homosexuality, rubbers, and married men on the down low. There, problem solved.
You beat me to it!
An interesting thing about this is that you can't scream "HIV Justice--equality of results." Infection is the result of behavior, not government regulated opportunity.
The white wimmens better use discretion, if they know whats good for them.
Darwin Awards to all?
“practice of having UNPROTECTED sex”
With the above change you nailed it. Black guys don’t like wrapping it up.
Absolutely comical. The man gave me AIDS.
Seriously. Man the f*#k up and address your own failings as a community. Stop letting patronizing white liberals and on-the-take activists define your existence.
Take ownership of your situation, so you can fix it.
AIDS hates black people.
More people die of MRSA than AIDS in the US. Where is the outrage and community organization. Nowhere. Because MRSA isn’t caused by behavior and doesn’t infect homos.
It’s all whitey’s fault! AIDS be racist! Tryin’ to keep the brothers and sisters down!
Condoms don’t stop the AIDS virus!
Condomswww.altheal.org/overview/condoms.htmCached - Similar
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Fact: Latex condoms have tiny intrinsic holes called “voids.” The AIDS virus is 50 times smaller than these tiny holes which makes it easy for the virus to pass ...
Condom ‘safe sex’ theory full of holeswww.dianedew.com/condom.htmCached - Similar
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Even intact condoms have naturally occurring defects (tiny holes penetrating the ... “Contrarily, the AIDS virus is only 0.1 micron (4 millionths of an inch) in size. Since this is a factor of 50 smaller than the voids inherent in rubber, the virus can ...
There are unverified reports that a black child has been born to a black couple who are actually married and undiseased.
Black guys dont like wrapping it up.
Me neither. That’s why I stick with my wife. Okay, that’s not the only reason.
Wow. Reagan AND Bushes fault.
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