Poor, Young Black and Hispanic Men the "New Face of HIV" (NY Times)

  • Eli_jah

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    Jan 07, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
    I just stumbled upon this devastating article on the New York Times website.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/us/poor-black-and-hispanic-men-are-face-of-hiv.html?_r=0

    Nationally, when only men under 25 infected through gay sex are counted, 80 percent are black or Hispanic — even though they engage in less high-risk behavior than their white peers.

    These are kids being infected because of a lack of access to proper healthcare, resources, and education. Many of these kids are also abandoned by their families. I'm glad that there is more public awareness about this, it's about time we stop acting like this isn't an epidemic.



  • jgymnast733

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    Jan 07, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    I read an article which stated that females are the 'New face of HIV'....Either way, its still very sad..
  • Eli_jah

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    Jan 07, 2014 3:27 AM GMT
    jgymnast733 saidI read an article which stated that females are the 'New face of HIV'....Either way, its still very sad..


    Oh yeah, I think you mean black females, which have seen an increased HIV rate due to the whole DL phenomenon. But lesbians and straight white women have a very low rate of infection.
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    Jan 07, 2014 4:22 AM GMT
    I thought they were last year's face. Seriously, this is news?