I'm really sick of the media perpetuating this bull shit...

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    Jun 24, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    Checking my email today, came across a online news article:

    (Newser) – An estimated 240,000 people in America have HIV without knowing it, but that figure is dropping after three years of targeted testing among high-risk populations, the Washington Post reports. The $111 million program, carried out in ERs, venereal disease clinics, and drug-treatment centers around the US found 18,000 people with the illness. “This is a considerable boost to the nation’s health. Did it make a difference to America? I think it did,” said a top CDC official.

    The program tested patients in the 25 cities and states with the highest infection rates and focused particularly on African-Americans, who account for about half of all new infections. The positive outcome of the program: Many more can get "treatment without which almost all would die,” said the CDC official. What’s more, those who know they have the illness are less likely to transmit it.


    This guy is basically leaving out all other risk groups and mentioned only Black people. He then goes on to imply that all with HIV who didn't get treatment would die basically saying that it would wipe out the population. Yet he mentions nothing of other groups. For all the bareback sex I see being offered online and witnessed at bath houses among gay guys mostly aren't Black...this comes off as highly offensive not to mention it neglects the focus of other groups and makes it seem like all Black people have AIDS.

    It's one reason why so many people have this stupid ideology that any Black person they come across for sex or dating is going to have HIV. Because they keep putting all the fucking emphasis on us. Meanwhile I come across HIV positive White guys constantly and most won't wear protection if they don't have to...

    And look who wrote it? A White guy. He has some nerve. I want to email him personally.
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    Jun 24, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    This is what I love about Realjock.

    Facts are now racists.

    Way to go Fit4FitnDenver, you figured it out.

    Even the facts hate black people.
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    Jun 24, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    There are a shitload of really hot black guys, so maybe they just have more sex because they're so hot. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:36 AM GMT

    Black guys tend to have exclusive sex with other black guys (so much for every black wanting white, I know, crazy) and the size of the black pool is what causes the greater instances of infection. Even though there is condom use and monogamy, when the infection is introduced, it spreads faster and what would usually be a slip is the slip. For those of us tasting the rainbow, it broadens the pool, but no one is impervious.
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    Jun 25, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    The 2 guys (you know who you are) who posted above missed the point. I was referring to the emphasis that it was placed upon and how it was said. I mean, the whole idea of the Black community having a high HIV rates seems to be placed upon with more emphasis while meanwhile leaving out and in this article...not EVEN mentioning the other risk groups.

    So take someone who doesn't know much about HIV. They read this article. What are they going to immediately assume? That Black people are harbors of this virus more than others.

    Making smirk comments is not going to change the implied meaning of this article. I know damn well the CDC did not only 'target' the African American community like this article so suggests.

    I may live in Denver but I grew up in Florida that FYI has high HIV stats but I ran into an equal amount of non-Black people who got it from non-Black people.

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    Jun 25, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    The 2 guys (you know who you are) who posted above missed the point. I was referring to the emphasis that it was placed upon and how it was said. I mean, the whole idea of the Black community having a high HIV rates seems to be placed upon with more emphasis while meanwhile leaving out and in this article...not EVEN mentioning the other risk groups.

    So take someone who doesn't know much about HIV. They read this article. What are they going to immediately assume? That Black people are harbors of this virus more than others.

    Making smirk comments is not going to change the implied meaning of this article. I know damn well the CDC did not only 'target' the African American community like this article so suggests.

    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Many people within the black community who have HIV are not gay. They are also heterosexual and bisexual. But from my research it seems to be heavily focused in the heterosexual black community.


    That's not what the article was suggesting though. The article did not say hetero or homo. They said Black. That was the emphasis. If the editor was able to quote half of HIV cases are Black he should have included what that other half was. He neglected to do so.

    I may live in Denver but I grew up in Florida that FYI has high HIV stats AND a high number of Blacks but I ran into an equal amount of non-Black people who got it from non-Black people. I also lived in Dallas as well which has a higher Black population. It may not be like Philly and Chicago but it's there.

    And you're quoting something from a movie yet you turn around and say my TRUE, REAL-LIFE seen with my own eyes 5 White guys fucking bareback in the corner of a bathhouse which probably goes on every weekend is flawed?

    You've got some nerve!


    Iron_Casanova said
    Black guys tend to have exclusive sex with other black guys (so much for every black wanting white, I know, crazy) and the size of the black pool is what causes the greater instances of infection. Even though there is condom use and monogamy, when the infection is introduced, it spreads faster and what would usually be a slip is the slip. For those of us tasting the rainbow, it broadens the pool, but no one is impervious.


    I don't understand the implied meaning of this but it doesn't seem to sound any better. So by having sex with another Black guy I'm increasing my chances of catching HIV? I personally know 3 White guys who have it and only come across 1 Black guy who had it (and told me, which are 2 different things of course).

    I'm not trying to shift the focus to White people, but I'm going against this article for the fact that it says nothing else about other risk groups. If I were a 13 year old boy reading this article and it was my first preview into what HIV was all about...it wouldn't give off the right impression.

    And it doesn't even need to be that. When a White girl tells my brother (who is straight) to get an AIDS test before they sleep together (which I heard over the speaker phone 1 night) then how the fuck do you think they are coming up with this nonsense? Not an STD test, but an HIV test! That whore was more concerned about HIV than any of the other STDs. Do you think the HIV testers are telling them, "you should be very careful sleeping with Black guys because..."

    No it's the media. Talking all that shit. And yes there will always be ignorant people who are going to perceive things how they want no matter what race...but it's a bit unbalanced.