After 30 years, AIDS has become a 'Bl...

After 30 years, AIDS has become a 'Black disease'

There are 38 comments on the The Westside Gazette story from Jun 3, 2011, titled After 30 years, AIDS has become a 'Black disease'. In it, The Westside Gazette reports that:

When AIDS was first detected 30 years ago, it was considered a White, gay man's disease.

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Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#1 Jun 3, 2011
The earliest known person known to have died of AIDS in the U.S., in 1965, whose name is known, is the famous "Robert R."

He was a black teenager who died on May 16, 1969 at he age of 16 years old, in St. Louis, Missouri. The fact that this occurred in the American heartland, far from the gay meccas of New York and San Francisco, adds to they mystery of exactly how he contracted HIV and when, as it takes several years for HIV to develop into AIDS and cause death. This leads one to believe that he was 12 years old or younger when he became infected with HIV.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_R .

READ THIS: http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/06/03/grander...
Dark fantasy

Mount Morris, MI

#2 Jun 3, 2011
And? Your point is?

oh_Really-___-__ _-

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Since: May 11

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#3 Jun 3, 2011
Dark fantasy wrote:
And? Your point is?
I don't get this either.

Every black I've ever read on this subject claims the first aids patient was a white man.

Aids was originally called the "gay plague", which makes the theory that "whites created it in a lab to wipe out the black race" even more ridiculous.

I can post up at least five quotes, with links to ensure I'm not inventing them,

...if anyone is interested in the truth...
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#4 Jun 3, 2011
Dark fantasy wrote:
And? Your point is?
My point is that in the U.S., AIDS has always disproportionately affected black people.

And part of the reason is that unlike members of the gay community, the black community has generally ignored the problem, instead of taking active measures to prevent it, like many mebers of the gay community have done over the years.

“HOREM AKHET”

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#6 Jun 3, 2011
oh_Really-___-___- wrote:
<quoted text> which makes the theory that "whites created it in a lab to wipe out the black race" even more ridiculous.
you do know that this "theory" is substantiated by WHITE doctors who were honest enough to divulge the truth, right? http://aidsbiowar.com/printpage_new.htm

Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

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#8 Jun 3, 2011
Why is this a shocker to anyone.... HIV has always been primarily spread in the US through IV drug use... given the poorer socioeconomics of the black culture in the US and their high use of IV drugs like herion... HELLO!!!

Wise Crack-er

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Since: May 11

You just WISH you did

#9 Jun 3, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
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My point is that in the U.S., AIDS has always disproportionately affected black people.
Doesn't everything?

http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T1M877ODK78KS...

Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

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#11 Jun 3, 2011
The Game is Over wrote:
This is why AIDS is a black disease (btw you would have to be a fool to believe this is a coincidence)
"There is apparently a human gene mutation,
"Mutation CCR-5-delta-32",
which makes its holders nearly immune to AIDS,
since this gene has no receptor for AIDS-similar viruses.
Whoever has inherited this gene from BOTH parents
is fairly immune to AIDS. Whoever has inherited this gene
from only ONE parent also has a good deal of immunity.
(The immunity is not perfect in either case, since rare strains
of AIDS can use the receptor CXCR 4).
A gene mutation is generally a matter of chance
and its distribution among the population, according to O'Brien,
reaches only 1 percent at the most.
As the researchers have discovered, however,
"Mutation CCR-5-delta-32" not only is immense in its distribution,
but it also has a distinct north to south distribution,
and, on the evidence of Australia, an "Indo-European" touch.
Sweden (13.7 percent of all Swedes), Russia (13.6 of all Russians),
Estonia -[near Latvia](13.3), Poland (13.3), Slovakia (13.3),
Australia (11.8), Great Britain (11.7), Ireland (11.3), Germany (10.8),
Czechoslovakia (10.2), Spain (9.8), Finland (9.1); France (8.9),
Austria (8.9), Denmark (8.3), Albania (8.2), Slovenia (7.7),
Turkey (6.3), Italy (5.5), Azerbaijan - southeast Caucasus (5.0),
Greece (4.4), Uzbekistan (3.4), Mexico (2.4).
As the Chicago researchers note, this gene mutation
is found only in white Europeans of Caucasian origin
- but not in persons of African, East-Asian or Indian origin."
The Mutation CCR-5-delta-32 only protects a tiny percentage of the white population.... not enough to account for the hi HIV rates in African Americans

oh_Really-___-__ _-

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#13 Jun 3, 2011
The Game is Over wrote:
As the Chicago researchers note, this gene mutation
is found only in white Europeans of Caucasian origin
- but not in persons of African, East-Asian or Indian origin."
Meanwhile....

http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TNLHVN5O533ND...

Tiny Circles....lol!!!

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#15 Jun 3, 2011
I can't believe that people will waste their time consuming themselves, on who AIDS, affects the most. When people are dying in high numbers of all types of Cancer known to man.

And to address Frank Stanton, blacks didn't ignore AIDS infections. AIDS, was not present in the black community until the late 80's-90's that at the time was affecting drug users. The first man infected by AIDS, was found in Europe. Then, AIDS was affecting the white gay male community. Then AIDS, started to affect everyday people who were infected by tainted blood from the RED CROSS, that was ignored. Never discussed.

Then AIDS, was starting to run rampant in African, and Asian Countries.

And i agree with The Game Is Over, there are white males who have been living with AIDs for over 25 years. Where as most blacks don't live as long.....that disease, definitely, attacks blacks more ferociously.........

Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

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#16 Jun 3, 2011
The Game is Over wrote:
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First off you could not have read my post to state that it only affects a "tiny percentage of the white population". Secondly HIV was designed to attack blacks more ferociously.
Honey i'm authoring a book on HIV ... I work in HIV Vaccine research... I have a Microbiology degree.... and am very aware of the CCR% gene deletion issue ... and sorry it is not the answer to the difference between white and black HIV rates

Zaius-PhD

“The doctor is in.”

Since: Apr 11

Davie, FL

#17 Jun 3, 2011
Krystal Mountaine1 wrote:
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The Mutation CCR-5-delta-32 only protects a tiny percentage of the white population.... not enough to account for the hi HIV rates in African Americans
The same mutation that causes sickle cell anemia makes Africans more susceptible to HIV. That and their promiscuity and disproportional amount of homosexuality.

Wise Crack-er

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Since: May 11

You just WISH you did

#18 Jun 3, 2011
Blacks were the original HUEmans....everyone else came "from" blacks...
The Game is Over wrote:
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HIV is a result of Satan's kids here on Earth,...
(Except the whites, apparently)
Meanwhile...

http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TDKKARK9IEEVU...

Tiny circles...lol!!!

Wise Crack-er

“You don't know me”

Since: May 11

You just WISH you did

#19 Jun 3, 2011
rameses326 wrote:
<quoted text> you do know that this "theory" is substantiated by WHITE doctors who were honest enough to divulge the truth, right?
You DO realize that blacks claim whites are all stupid, and NEVER tell the truth,....don't you?

More zTiny Circles odf "that" logic....lmASSo!

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#20 Jun 3, 2011
Zaius-PhD wrote:
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The same mutation that causes sickle cell anemia makes Africans more susceptible to HIV. That and their promiscuity and disproportional amount of homosexuality.
Promiscuity? lol! The porn/soft porn industry, which earns billions of dollars and is predominately white. And you're throwing stones at the black community on who's promiscuous? Boy, you people have a great deal of nerve. Keep in mind old man. That grim reaper, is going to pay your judgmental self a visit to..........

You people do not have nine lives. One, just like everybody else.

Wise Crack-er

“You don't know me”

Since: May 11

You just WISH you did

#21 Jun 3, 2011
Zaius-PhD wrote:
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The same mutation that causes sickle cell anemia makes Africans more susceptible to HIV. That and their promiscuity and disproportional amount of homosexuality.
Everything that affects Africans stuck in America,

http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T1M877ODK78KS...

...does so "disproportionately" .

It's the new race card,...since the original one expired on 1/20/2009

Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

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#24 Jun 3, 2011
Zaius-PhD wrote:
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The same mutation that causes sickle cell anemia makes Africans more susceptible to HIV. That and their promiscuity and disproportional amount of homosexuality.
Um sorry wrong... no connection their

Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

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#25 Jun 3, 2011
The Game is Over wrote:
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Maybe you should be having conversations with our government regarding vaccines for HIV.
Well lets see given that the HVTN-505 prime boost vaccine is currently in phase 3 clinical trials I'm sure the gov't has already been filled in

Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

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#26 Jun 3, 2011
The Game is Over wrote:
<quoted text>
HIV is a result of Satan's kids here on Earth, as HIV is not natural in anyway. But who really cares it all comes to an end next year anyhow....
wow.... you need help don't you

oh_Really-___-__ _-

“Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer”

Since: May 11

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#27 Jun 3, 2011
Krystal Mountaine1 wrote:
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Um sorry wrong... no connection their
There.

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