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Stigma Increases HIV Infections Among Young Black Gay Men

There are 15 comments on the EDGE story from Nov 11, 2013, titled Stigma Increases HIV Infections Among Young Black Gay Men. In it, EDGE reports that:

It's one thing to read that the rate of HIV infection continues to be alarmingly high among African-American young men.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Nov 11, 2013
Actually, from what I have read over the years, the rate of hiv\AIDS amongst black people is AT LEAST 10 TIMES the rate of infection amongst other races.

Black males make up only 5% of the U.S. population, but account for about 50% of people living with hiv\AIDS.

The hiv rate amongst black men in the U.S. is a skyhigh 2%.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Nov 11, 2013
This one reason why: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MdySptTGl-s/UHpn_El... +(10-14-2012).jpg
A Messenger

Stone Mountain, GA

#4 Nov 11, 2013
The rate of disease in the gay community is a pandemic. But this subject is one you can't bring up or risk being called anti-gay.

You know who's really anti-gay? Those who sweep this pandemic under the rug and allow it to continue by suppressing an honest conversation on this topic

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Nov 12, 2013
A Messenger wrote:
The rate of disease in the gay community is a pandemic. But this subject is one you can't bring up or risk being called anti-gay.
You know who's really anti-gay? Those who sweep this pandemic under the rug and allow it to continue by suppressing an honest conversation on this topic
Or worse yet, they will call you "gay" if you tell the ugly truth about how nasty and filthy homosexual behavior is.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#6 Nov 12, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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Or worse yet, they will call you "gay" if you tell the ugly truth about how nasty and filthy homosexual behavior is.
Did you actually read the headline on this? "Stigma" is a contributing factor, and what do you come up with? "Stigma". If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.(I don't know if he actually coined the phrase, but credit for it is given to Eldridge Cleaver.)

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Nov 12, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Did you actually read the headline on this? "Stigma" is a contributing factor, and what do you come up with? "Stigma". If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.(I don't know if he actually coined the phrase, but credit for it is given to Eldridge Cleaver.)
I think that was coined by Judas Iscariot and comes from The Gospel Of Judas.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Nov 12, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Did you actually read the headline on this? "Stigma" is a contributing factor, and what do you come up with? "Stigma". If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.(I don't know if he actually coined the phrase, but credit for it is given to Eldridge Cleaver.)
"Stigma" did not cause HIV/AIDS. Anal sex caused it. The "stigma" is being embarrassed about anal sex. But to end HIV/AIDS, the best way to do that and probably the only way since I do not think condoms will end it, condoms actually make it worse, condoms are a band aid solution, it to end anal sex. As long as society tolerates anal sex, there will be an HIV/AIDS problem, "stigma" or no "stigma".
Cedrick

Kansas City, MO

#10 Nov 12, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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"Stigma" did not cause HIV/AIDS. Anal sex caused it. The "stigma" is being embarrassed about anal sex. But to end HIV/AIDS, the best way to do that and probably the only way since I do not think condoms will end it, condoms actually make it worse, condoms are a band aid solution, it to end anal sex. As long as society tolerates anal sex, there will be an HIV/AIDS problem, "stigma" or no "stigma".
Bingo!

And to to be more accurate; male on male (gay) anal sex.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#11 Nov 12, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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"Stigma" did not cause HIV/AIDS. Anal sex caused it. The "stigma" is being embarrassed about anal sex. But to end HIV/AIDS, the best way to do that and probably the only way since I do not think condoms will end it, condoms actually make it worse, condoms are a band aid solution, it to end anal sex. As long as society tolerates anal sex, there will be an HIV/AIDS problem, "stigma" or no "stigma".
I don't know why I am bothering to respond, but nowhere did I claim stigma caused HIV/AIDS. I (and the article) said stigma is a contributing factor in the spread of the disease. Pay attention. But then, if you were paying attention, you would have understood what I was posting in the first place. Obviously, you didn't.

Since: Aug 11

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#12 Nov 12, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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Or worse yet, they will call you "gay" if you tell the ugly truth about how nasty and filthy homosexual behavior is.
Been cruising on the "down low" again?

When viewing lesbian sex and straight sex, both the homophobic and the non-homophobic men showed increased penis circumference. For gay male sex, however, only the homophobic men showed heightened penis arousal.

Heterosexual men with the most anti-gay attitudes, when asked, reported not being sexually aroused by gay male sex videos. But, their penises reported otherwise.

Homophobic men were the most sexually aroused by gay male sex acts.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-q...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#13 Nov 12, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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"Stigma" did not cause HIV/AIDS. Anal sex caused it. The "stigma" is being embarrassed about anal sex. But to end HIV/AIDS, the best way to do that and probably the only way since I do not think condoms will end it, condoms actually make it worse, condoms are a band aid solution, it to end anal sex. As long as society tolerates anal sex, there will be an HIV/AIDS problem, "stigma" or no "stigma".
Really.

Condoms make transmission of HIV/AIDS worse?

Care to elaborate on that?

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Nov 12, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Been cruising on the "down low" again?
When viewing lesbian sex and straight sex, both the homophobic and the non-homophobic men showed increased penis circumference. For gay male sex, however, only the homophobic men showed heightened penis arousal.
Heterosexual men with the most anti-gay attitudes, when asked, reported not being sexually aroused by gay male sex videos. But, their penises reported otherwise.
Homophobic men were the most sexually aroused by gay male sex acts.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-q...
Duh? F-U. Now go report it.

Since: Aug 11

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#15 Nov 12, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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Duh? F-U. Now go report it.
Guess I was right.

You MAD bro?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#16 Nov 12, 2013
How's that "down low" working for you Abdu baby? Who loves you?
realblessings

Runnemede, NJ

#20 May 26, 2014
make A culture in which you don't give each other Aids.. please.. I don't want Aids if i go to jail And i don't want aids out of jail I don't want my girlfriend to have it nothing.. please make a conjoined effort not to pass it Around please we beg of you..

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