Why Are There so Many Blacks With HIV?????
Posted in the African-American Forum
#1 Sep 19, 2013
There are many ideas about why HIV in blacks is such a big problem. Factors like these are contributing to this growing epidemic:
Poverty. African-Americans are more likely to be uninsured or publicly insured than whites. This can limit access to information, testing, and treatment for HIV and other diseases, and lead to higher rates of hospitalization. Financial challenges can also create dependence on drugs. This may also lead to behaviors such as an exchange of sex for drugs, which increase the risk for HIV infection. In addition, women who are financially dependent may fall prey to power imbalances that can weaken their ability to protect themselves in sexual relationships.
Injecting drug use. This increases the spread of HIV through blood, as well as leading to more risky sexual behavior.
Sexually transmitted diseases. In 2004, African-Americans were 19 times more likely than whites to have gonorrhea, one of many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Having STDs increases the chances of also getting HIV.
Lack of information. Many may be HIV positive and not know it, so they continue to spread the disease. In addition, distrust in governmental sources of information and research lingers due to the historic Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which exploited blacks without their knowledge.
Stigma about HIV in blacks. Some people in the African-American community still mistakenly believe that HIV is a white, gay disease. This view may make it difficult to learn about or discuss their HIV status with others. Stigma may also silence men who have sex with men but dont tell their women sex partners. This is often called being on the "down low." Current studies may reveal just how much this practice contributes to the spread of HIV in blacks.
#2 Sep 19, 2013
Reducing the Risk of HIV in Blacks
These are a few of the ways to reduce the risk of HIV in blacks:
Learn about safer sex. Use a latex condom and water -based lubricant each and every time you have sex.
Learn what you can about your sex partners past sex and drug use. Before you have sex, ask yourself -- is it worth the risk?
Contact a local HIV/AIDS organization for tips on communicating with sex partners about HIV and safe sex.
Get information about the HIV drug Truvada. It has been approved for use in those at high risk as a way to prevent HIV infection and can be used in conjunction with safe sex practices.
If you think you may have an STD, get treatment. This will help lower your risk for HIV.
Think about getting tested during each of your regular medical check-ups. Don't let fear of discovery stop you from getting tested. You may need to ask your doctor specifically for an HIV test.
Do whatever you can to avoid sex when you drink alcohol or take drugs.
If you inject drugs, always use clean needles and syringes; dont share them with others. Be sure to get tested at least once a year. Remember that counseling or treatment can help you stop using drugs.
“THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD! ”
Since: Apr 08
#3 Sep 19, 2013
Why did you devils invent the Aids Virus, spread that nasty crap (IN TO BLACK POPULATIONS, claiming it was a Polio vacine??? Then you try to blame it on some damn green monkey!!! Yeah right!!!
It's the same scinario. Just like the so-called Tuskeegee Experiment. You devils infected Afro American Men with Siphillis and lock them in a a sweat box for six months to a year, then sent them to procreate. To impregnate their wives, and in up giving births t Stil-born or Babies eith Full Blown Siphillis!!! Ya FILTHY BASTARDS!!!
Oh, and let me not forget...remember how you wiped out over 99% of the Native Americans with Smalls Pox and Genocide...BASTARDS???
Don't THINK WE DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO...YA BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!
#5 Sep 19, 2013
Okay. Now explain how whites are forcing you black homosexuals to muh d!k each other without condoms and spread the Aids virus in the black community on an epidemic scale only second to the Congo.
“THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD! ”
Since: Apr 08
#6 Sep 20, 2013
Explain how the blacks are forcing the white homosexuals muh d!k each other without condoms and spread the Aids virus in the black community on an epidemic scale only second to the Congo.
AND AGAIN: WHY DID YOU INVENT AIDS??? We KNOW IT'S A BIOLOGICAL WARFARE WEAPON!!!!!
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