Sunday, April 01, 2012

HIV - AIDS among black women in 6 cities far exceeds even drug using gay males - Basically safer to get a blowjob from a Piranha fish

Not looking good for the African American people... If you date a black man...the Dept. of Justice claims you are 15,000 times more likely to die a violent death...If you date a black woman... It appears you will die a slow painful death from AIDS...
African American women in six U.S. cities are becoming infected with HIV at a rate five times the national average for black women, and closer to the rates of some African countries, according to a new study.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and around the country who made the findings suspected the rates were relatively high in these "hot spots" that have battled the epidemic for decades, but the numbers still came as a surprise in a field that tends to focus more on black and gay men.

The researchers found that in Baltimore; Atlanta; Newark, N.J.; New York City; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Washington, the annual rate of infection was 24 per 10,000 black women. Nationally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that black women become infected at a rate of 5 per 10,000.

The rate in Congo is 28 per 10,000.

The study was conducted with funding from the National Institutes of Health by researchers who are part of a national consortium called the HIV Prevention Trials Network. The data were presented March 8 at the 19th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle.

Baltimore declared HIV a public health emergency in 2002, but the numbers of infected people continue to rise, particularly among at-risk groups, including IV drug users and gay and bisexual men.

Dr. Patrick Chaulk, assistant commissioner for HIV and STD services in the Baltimore Health Department, said a large share of the city's resources to combat HIV go to men because they make up two-thirds of new cases in the city. Nationally it's about three-quarters, according to the CDC.

But the city and partners at the state and in academic and nonprofit circles haven't forgotten the women, Chaulk said. He cited programs aimed at drug users and sex workers, among others.

Every week, one city project sends a van with health workers to the Block, Baltimore's red-light district. The workers have built trust among the people there, and not only test for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases but also offer reproductive health services, needle exchanges and assistance in securing health insurance and housing.

Through the program, the city reported testing 4,660 women last year for HIV, including 3,362 African American women. About seven were found to be positive for infection and referred for treatment.

The new study underscores the urgency in addressing the problem, said Dr. William A. Blattner, chairman of the City's Commission on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment, which developed the Baltimore plan to reduce infections.

About the black women in particular, he said, "HIV continues to impact our most vulnerable and marginalized, in particular economically disadvantaged women whose risk is compounded by gender inequality and potential barriers to substance-abuse interventions."

Reaching those women won't be easy, said Patrice Henry, a patient advocate at Johns Hopkins who was diagnosed with HIV in 1995.

Many women put off being tested because of the stigma still associated with HIV and AIDS, Henry said. They fear telling family and partners. Many don't have insurance.

"Women also tend not to put their medical concerns first," she said. "They either think this won't happen to them or they still find it a sensitive issue to discuss."

A single 59-year-old living in Baltimore, Henry tells her story to women newly diagnosed with HIV who come to Hopkins for treatment. She shows them they don't have to be scared of dying, or of living with the virus.

She tells them how she was a professional who never used drugs and was particular about the men she dated. It was nearly impossible for her to believe her diagnosis.

By the time she learned that she had been exposed to HIV, she had already developed AIDS and lost much of her body weight. She was given just a few months to live. Her mother was sitting in the city clinic's waiting room, and Henry's first thought was how she would tell her.

But Henry had the doctors explain her treatment to her and her mother. She stuck with the drug regimen, adopted a better diet and has been healthy for 17 years.

Now, she said, she hopes this new study will show how big the problem has become, and maybe persuade more women to get tested and treated.

"We as women need to look after ourselves," Henry said.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You scared me with that trout.

Dan said...

Fithy bitches.

I wonder if they just brough back hanging for theft there would be less HIV being spread via downlow prison sex. It's a thought. A draconian 1850s Dickensian style justice system might put a few things right.

Anonymous said...

1963 and I just came home on leave from Marine Corps boot camp,the guys I grew up with in a moment of patriotism decide to go and get me laid.
They drive over to 14th and Newberry and chip in the grand total of $5 bucks and set me up with a lady of the night.

Well,off I go up to this 3rd floor apartment where some old black guy with a double barreled shotgun across his lap lets us in.

So for $5 bucks,I get my very first blowjob,my very first piece of ass,and my one and only dose of the clap!

Reported in to my next duty station,and had my own urinal,of which I hung onto the pipes and screamed my ass off every day.

Never been with a black woman since!

720 W O'Brian alumni>

Anonymous said...

Damn that AIDS virus sure is racist. Could someone call Al or Jesse?

Anonymous said...

Failed race, even mother nature understands and is making the necessary adjustments.

Anonymous said...

THE RADIATOR HOSE IS TOXIC!!

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, Swizzledick comes home from doing the Down Low with one of his AIDS infected brotha's and decides that he needs to clean the shit off of his dick by having sex with mizz Swivelhips. Repeat as needed to infect mizz Swivelhips.

I Voted For Obama said...

The Congo voted for Obama.

Anonymous said...

This study is racist. Another reason if a girl says she's been black don't take her back, prob has some disease (not just mental either)

Anonymous said...

to bad our government engineered disease meant to wipe out the negro doesn't work fast enough

Anonymous said...

Heres the real shocker. HIV is only the tip of the iceberg. The STD rates amongst treyvon sheboons is a LOT higher, somewhere around 48%, for chlamydia, genital warts, herpes, etc, etc. Granted, HIV is the deadlyest, but genital warts can and often does lead to cervical cancer. Herpes is a gift that keeps on giving for the rest of your life. Chlymidia has all kinds of nasty side affects. If left untreated, infection can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Because most women are unaware that they even have some of these STDs, they pass them on like the common cold. While this is bad for the general populance, I wish all mudsharks and oil drillers an eternal itchy, scratchy, and drippy existance for the rest of their days.

Anonymous said...

So its ok to get a BJ from Aunt B.C AKA the bartender?
The pirahnas teeth kind of looks like her denture.
I'm just saying

Anonymous said...

.....Anonymous said...
So its ok to get a BJ from Aunt B.C AKA the bartender?
The pirahnas teeth kind of looks like her denture.
I'm just saying

April 2, 2012 5:07 PM.....

Bartender Bea NEVER left any residue or teath marks, she swallowed it whole!

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