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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Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#29 Jun 3, 2011
oh_Really-___-___- wrote:
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There.
Oh i'm sorry didn't realize there was going to be a grammer test... never was my strong point..... but I do love microbiology... just hated spelling bees
Dark fantasy

Santa Clara, CA

#30 Jun 3, 2011
Who cares! White black brown yellow you can still get AIDS
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#31 Jun 3, 2011
Here is the Communicable Disease Center's bar graph showing distribution of AIDS/HIV among the races
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/images/racea...
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#33 Jun 3, 2011
MDJ2011 wrote:
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.........
What you say simply isn't true. The fact that the first person known in the U.S. to have died of AIDS, was in the mid-60's, whom can be identified, was a black teenager in the midwest, indicates that HIV was present in the black community for quite some time. The boy was 16 years old when he died of AIDS< and it takes years for AIDS to develop after the initial infection of HIV. And this is 15 years before HIV became prevalent in the gay community in the U.S.

Zaius-PhD

“The doctor is in.”

Since: Apr 11

Davie, FL

#34 Jun 3, 2011
http://www.womenshealth.gov/minority/africana...

lmao

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens your body’s defense system, which makes it hard for your body to fight off other health problems that it could normally resist. As time goes on, your body becomes less able to fight off diseases.

Today, women account for more than 1 in 4 new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. Of these newly infected women, about 2 out of 3 are African-American. Most of these women got HIV from having unprotected sex with a man.

In 2006, the rate of new HIV infection for black women was nearly 15 times as high as that of white women and nearly four times that of Latinas. And, HIV/AIDS is a leading cause of death of African-American women in many age groups. Some reasons why African-American women are affected by HIV/AIDS more than women of other races include:

* Poverty — One in 4 African-American women lives in poverty, which is strongly linked to HIV risk. People living in poverty also get lower-quality health care in general, which can mean advancing from HIV infection to AIDS more quickly.
* Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)— HIV is most commonly spread to women through sexual contact. Untreated STIs that break the skin, such as genital herpes, give HIV easy access into the bloodstream. African-American women have high rates of many STIs.
* Incarceration of African-American men — Based on current rates of incarceration, nearly one-third of all African-American men will enter prison during their lifetimes. Cycling in and out of the prison system leads to fewer available African-American men in the community to have long-term, faithful relationships and a greater chance of having multiple partners over time. Living in prison also exposes many men to risk factors for HIV. This raises a man’s risk of getting HIV in prison and passing HIV to his female partner at home.
* African-American men “on the down low” may also be a factor in the burden of HIV on African-American women. This describes men who have sex with men and women, but who do not identify themselves as gay or bisexual. African-American women may not be aware of their partners’ HIV risk factors.

All people should know their HIV status. The only sure way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. That’s because you can have HIV and still feel healthy. Once you know your status, you can take steps to protect yourself and stop the spread of HIV

* Use latex condoms every time you have any kind of sex (vaginal, oral, or anal).
* If you inject drugs and cannot or will not stop, do not share needles, syringes, or other items used to prepare drugs. Always use new, sterile syringes and needles. If you cannot get new ones, clean used ones with full-strength household bleach after each use. After unprotected sex, injection drug use is the next most common way that HIV is spread.
* Be faithful. Only have sex with an uninfected partner who only has sex with you.

Another way HIV is spread is from an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy or delivery. Because many people who are infected with HIV don’t know they have it, all newly pregnant women should be tested for HIV as early in the pregnancy as possible, even if they are at low risk. With early prenatal care and treatment, many babies of HIV-positive mothers do not get HIV.
pit of sorrow

Chicago, IL

#35 Jun 3, 2011
AIDS, Carried Primarily by jews, Killed One out of Three jews in the Last Three Decades, Leaving Only 13 Million Worldwide.
woojooijoo

Fishersville, VA

#36 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.
why do you insist on opening your mouth when you're so stupid & no nothing about medicine?

Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the hemoglobin gene - it's called HbS & there's a substitution of glutamate to valine.

Sickle cell anemia can eventually cause destruction of the spleen which predisposes people to infections with encapsulated bacteria (things like S. aureus, S. pneumonia, Cryptococcus etc -- these BACTERIA are not the same as the AIDs VIRUS).

AIDs virus attacks Human CD4 T-cells - AIDS virus binds to the CD4 receptor & then uses CCR5 or CXCR-4 as a coreceptor to infect the cells.

As to the rest of the idiots going on & on about how AIDs was designed by white people to kill off everyone else: you're a bunch of dumbasses too who know nothing about viral mutations.

Viruses mutate ALL the time. Bacteria mutate ALL the time.

50 years ago, we didn't have penicillin-resistant bacteria - but people overused antibiotics & bacteria became resistant. Now, we've got methicillin-resistant bacteria cropping up all over the place.

The influenza virus - why do you think we need to get flu shots EVERY YEAR? I'll tell you guys why - it's because the influenza virus mutates VERY rapidly and so even though you had shots last year to protect you from last year's viral strains, this year's strain is going to be different.

AIDS virus arose from viral mutations.

... god... dumb ass conspiracy theorists... I can't believe I'm going to eventually have to treat people as stupid as you lot. Almost makes me want to give up on patient-contact based medicine & go into Pathology instead.

oh_Really-___-__ _-

“Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer”

Since: May 11

Go Speed Racer, GO!!!

#37 Jun 4, 2011
MDJ2011 wrote:
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Promiscuity? lol! The porn/soft porn industry, which earns billions of dollars and is predominately white.
Everything in this country is "predominantly" white, just like everything "disproportionately" affects blacks.
onemale

Hillsboro, IL

#39 Jun 4, 2011
I have seen in a couple of health publications that black males are the hardest hit for HIV and AIDS.
pit of sorrow

Chicago, IL

#40 Jun 4, 2011
Many Europeans Immune To AIDS-Africans and Jews Have No Immunity
Boons

Tucker, GA

#43 Nov 24, 2012
Ewww. Gross
sweetcocoa

United States

#44 Nov 24, 2012
Aids/ HIV is a human disease. Anybody can get it. Show me some statistics and evidence. Aids has no COLOR.
Basketball Jones

Tempe, AZ

#45 Nov 24, 2012
The CDC reports on HIV/AIDS continuously.

Do you honestly think we're not tracking this plague?

Homosexual apes in Chicago are running at a 40% rate of infection.

40%!

If the general population ever falls off that cliff, as you drove along a street nearly half the homes would contain a plague victim, just like in some horror sci-fi.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#46 Nov 24, 2012
Basketball Jones wrote:
The CDC reports on HIV/AIDS continuously.
Do you honestly think we're not tracking this plague?
Homosexual apes in Chicago are running at a 40% rate of infection.
40%!
If the general population ever falls off that cliff, as you drove along a street nearly half the homes would contain a plague victim, just like in some horror sci-fi.
As far as I know, there are no apes anywhere in Chicago outside of zoos.

Just humans.

And humans can contract all sorts of nasty diseases and even create unwanted pregnancies when they don't practice safer sex techniques.

Education is the key.
Basketball Jones

Tempe, AZ

#47 Nov 24, 2012
Quest wrote:
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As far as I know, there are no apes anywhere in Chicago outside of zoos.
Just humans.
And humans can contract all sorts of nasty diseases and even create unwanted pregnancies when they don't practice safer sex techniques.
Education is the key.
Why don't you teach them then?
Black AIDS

United States

#49 Jan 12, 2014
Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

Our motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution."
Jason

United States

#55 Dec 25, 2014
This is terrible.
Peas and Carrots

Monroe, NC

#56 Dec 26, 2014
pit of sorrow wrote:
Many Europeans Immune To AIDS-Africans and Jews Have No Immunity
Have never read anything in current scientific literature that backs up your statement. From where are you getting this drivel?

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