How can we stop black gay men from infecting others?

  • Paperless_Pen

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    Aug 06, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
    Read the news. Discuss properly on the strategies to stop this spread of HIV.

    http://atlantadailyworld.com/2014/08/04/blacks-8-times-more-likely-to-contract-hiv-than-whites/The numbers are mind boggling as well as devastating. Blacks are eight times more likely to test positive for HIV than their white counterparts.
    Nearly half of all new cases of HIV are black Americans, despite the fact that blacks make up only 12 percent of the U.S. population. Hispanics, the study says, are also about 12 percent of the population, but blacks dominate the rate of new contractions.
    Though the rate for diagnosis has gone down for all ethnicities, the rate of diagnosis has not shortened, the Washington Post reports.
    In 2002, black Americans were 10 times more likely to become infected with HIV than white Americans. By 2011, that number was still somewhere between 8-9 times more likely.
    The other way to look at the HIV epidemic is to consider how people get infected. Broken out this way, the data show that for a decade now no progress has been made among gay men.
    The numbers are so alarming that the Washington Post said it will take a trip down to the so-called black gay capital of the nation, Atlanta, to try to figure out what is going on.
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    Aug 06, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
    Yeah this is not news. Its all about information and awareness, find a way for all those people to start using a freaking condom.
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    Aug 06, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    Are Tropicalcium and this dude the same person?
  • jo2hotbod

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    Aug 07, 2014 12:08 AM GMT
    David3K saidYeah this is not news. Its all about information and awareness, find a way for all those people to start using a freaking condom.


    Exactly, wrap it or don't take it out to play
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    Aug 07, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
    Paperless_Pen saidHow can we stop black gay men from infecting others?
    Paint them white and tell people they're Asian.








    /sarcasm
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    Aug 07, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    kevex saidAre Tropicalcium and this dude the same person?

    Are you stupid or just a moron?
  • BloodFlame

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    Aug 07, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
    This isn't new news indeed and it's true, more education would suffice. And I mean, the tough love kind.

    For example, when I was in high school, when I took health class, the teacher spared no expense in showing us the most severe cases of STDs. Yep, some very gruesome stuff. Now, I'm not sure if this impacted the other students but it did stay with me. If this doesn't work, well then, it's no ones fault but their own. They were warned.

    This is not to say that I personally haven't "done anything" with a guy. I have but I'm still an anal virgin and the few times one of my fwb tried to persuade me into bottoming, I wouldn't let him because for 1, I'm saving that for something more serious and 2, even if I wanted to, I'd never do it without a condom.
  • FuerteC

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    Aug 08, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
    It isn't just black people. It's white, asian and others.
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    Aug 08, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    FuerteC saidIt isn't just black people. It's white, asian and others.

    The percentage of HIV infections has been increasing among black people more than any other race, and its been for a while, this isn't news.