Skip to comments.Atlanta's 'third world' HIV epidemic isn't getting any better, CDC says
Posted on 09/01/2017 7:09:05 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
ATLANTA - Black gay men are contracting HIV in Atlanta in epidemic proportions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which stated in 2016 that one in two black men would contract the disease.
Christian Dacus is a youth HIV policy advisor with Georgia Equality. He said personally, the spike in the number of HIV cases for gay black men in Atlanta is not surprising to him because of the stigma.
It's been spun in such a negative way that HIV is a punishment for your sins, Dacus said.
Dacus cited non-acceptance from religion and family, and living a life of hiding a secret as the reason why -- despite education and advocacy efforts among gay black men in Atlanta -- numbers are not declining.
When you're hiding something, you're less prone to go out be more careful, if you will, Dacus said.
(Excerpt) Read more at wpxi.com ...
AIDS Pride and the repeal/prohibition of laws requiring infected persons to inform past partners or potential new partners is what is causing AIDS to spread.
The wages of sin is death. The tragedy is the innocent wives these perverts may infect, the children whose lives will be harmed.
It’s no longer a death sentence.
Gosh, I wonder why. I know - HIV is racist, along with the eclipse and weather.
Why are there so many repeated posts?
“cited non-acceptance from religion and family, and living a life of hiding a secret as the reason why — despite education and advocacy efforts among gay black men in Atlanta — numbers are not declining”
Yeah - that’s it. /s
The benefits of extreme faggotry.
Oh stopth ith you meanie FWeepas jus’ stopth ith...now whoth got my umbrella fruity drinky! Whooo hooo!
That's some sort of logic that I just don't understand. If I knew that I was hiding something, and I was completely alone in that knowledge and dependent only upon myself as a result, I would tend to go the other way: I would be more careful and extra sensitive to what is going on around me.
But, hey, who am I to bring up logical ...
This reasoning reminds me a bit of how we aren’t supposed to talk about Muslim terror. Muslims commit atrocities, but we see people baffled and not knowing what the motivations of the barbarians who commit atrocities are.
In the case of AIDS, we see people baffled at the spread of AIDS in the gay community, in this case the black gay community. They are baffled as to how AIDS is being spread and how AIDS cases are growing.
It’s clear to many of us why AIDS is spreading, but these allegedly well educated health care workers don’t understand it?
Black gay men are contracting HIV in Atlanta in epidemic proportions ... which stated in 2016 that one in two black men would contract the disease.Is the writer claiming that one in two black men or one in two black gay men will get HIV? The difference is huge.
Must be a lot of black catholic priests there.
No sympathy for those who voluntarily contract eminently avoidable dread diseases.
A shame, really.
Best news out of Atlanta I’ve heard in a while.
Whattttt? I certainly don't see how he's connecting those dots or how "hiding" something makes you less prone to be more careful. I would think just the opposite. From the whole article I don't see how the "stigma" of HIV could cause an increase in HIV cases.
Fake news. There are no gay black men.