HIV cases decline for black women, in...

HIV cases decline for black women, increase for gay men: CDC

There are 11 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 19, 2012, titled HIV cases decline for black women, increase for gay men: CDC. In it, Reuters reports that:

Fewer black women in the United States are being infected with HIV, but the number of young gay and bisexual men infected is rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Dec 19, 2012
The poor street kids aren't getting the message.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#2 Dec 19, 2012
snyper wrote:
The poor street kids aren't getting the message.
Sadly, they lack history. The holocaust of AIDS began in 1981 or so. Most of these kids weren't even born yet, so never knew the heart breaking loss of so many of our peers of that certain age. They have no idea how horrifying that was to us who dodged the bullet for whatever reason we did.

Now they are going to find about first hand and it was NOT a given. I thought it would die out by now. I guess I was wrong.

“Univ. of Texas-Med School!!! ”

Since: Dec 12

Houston, TX

#3 Dec 19, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Sadly, they lack history. The holocaust of AIDS began in 1981 or so. Most of these kids weren't even born yet, so never knew the heart breaking loss of so many of our peers of that certain age. They have no idea how horrifying that was to us who dodged the bullet for whatever reason we did.
Now they are going to find about first hand and it was NOT a given. I thought it would die out by now. I guess I was wrong.
They're aware, just careless.
Sadbuttrue

Rockville, MD

#4 Dec 20, 2012
--AAA-- wrote:
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They're aware, just careless.
SOCIOPATH MACEO!

Lack of education as well as apathy!

That's why I stay away! I know how Black men are they don't care about anything other than White women like yourself!
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Charlotte, NC

#6 Dec 21, 2012
Bump! Good for the women of our community.
White Man Rising

Stone Mountain, GA

#8 Dec 21, 2012
This makes perfect sense. The rate of HIV infection among black women jumped dramatically because so many black men were playing both sides of the fence. Really, these men have always been gay but were simply afraid to come out and were using women as a front.

Now that social acceptance of homosexuality has increased, even to the point of many supporting gay marriage, black men on the "down low" have stopped sleeping with women and fully embraced their gay lifestyle.

WMR (January 2013)

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Dec 21, 2012
White Man Rising wrote:
This makes perfect sense. The rate of HIV infection among black women jumped dramatically because so many black men were playing both sides of the fence. Really, these men have always been gay but were simply afraid to come out and were using women as a front.
Now that social acceptance of homosexuality has increased, even to the point of many supporting gay marriage, black men on the "down low" have stopped sleeping with women and fully embraced their gay lifestyle.
WMR (January 2013)
That is NOT the reason.

Drugs, and prostitution among addicts.
White Man Rising

Stone Mountain, GA

#10 Dec 21, 2012
snyper wrote:
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That is NOT the reason.
Drugs, and prostitution among addicts.
What, you think drug use and prostitution have decreased? Take a look at Backpage some time in the adult section. Prostitution has actually increased. And these aren't even women who consider themselves prostitutes, but simply every day broke, lazy a&& hos who are screwing for money to pay for their rent, weave and nails.

WMR (January 2013)

Since: Mar 09

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#11 Dec 21, 2012
White Man Rising wrote:
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What, you think drug use and prostitution have decreased? Take a look at Backpage some time in the adult section. Prostitution has actually increased. And these aren't even women who consider themselves prostitutes, but simply every day broke, lazy a&& hos who are screwing for money to pay for their rent, weave and nails.
WMR (January 2013)
Good sociologic assessment. Still, this is the vector of transmission.

LAcreole

Since: Jun 12

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#12 Dec 21, 2012
I wish the HIV/AIDS rate would decrease for the entire human race no matter your skin color or ethnicity. But this is very good news to hear that the HIV rate is declining amongst AA women. The more you educate yourselfe about this terrible disease, the least likely you'll catch you'll fall victim to it. But I have to believe that there are a number of factors it may have declined. One being that the coincidence of more and more AA women have started dating outside of the black community, i.e. Caucasian men. It's possible as anything is possible. It's just a thought because I thought of the coincidence of this trend of dating with AA women now and this decline in the HIV contraction.

“Univ. of Texas-Med School!!! ”

Since: Dec 12

Hockley, TX

#13 Dec 21, 2012
LAcreole wrote:
I wish the HIV/AIDS rate would decrease for the entire human race no matter your skin color or ethnicity. But this is very good news to hear that the HIV rate is declining amongst AA women. The more you educate yourselfe about this terrible disease, the least likely you'll catch you'll fall victim to it. But I have to believe that there are a number of factors it may have declined. One being that the coincidence of more and more AA women have started dating outside of the black community, i.e. Caucasian men. It's possible as anything is possible. It's just a thought because I thought of the coincidence of this trend of dating with AA women now and this decline in the HIV contraction.
You might be right, literally you might be right!

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