This AIDS shit in America is some scary shit. You better protect yourself.
Our federal government is clueless and has completely failed us on this. It recently admitted that the CDC has been suggesting there are fewer number of total cases in the country than there actually are -- for nearly a decade. This issue in the Black community is even worse.
In a recent fifty-five-page report, the Black AIDS Institute found that the number of African-Americans infected with HIV exceeds the number of people with the virus in seven of the fifteen countries served by US international AIDS relief efforts.
Black women and gay Black men are the hardest-hit groups. Two-thirds of HIV cases among women in the United States are black. It remains a leading cause of death for African American women who are twenty-five to forty-four. This is disproportionately hitting black women.
It’s disproportionately hitting black gay men, too. In one study that the CDC did a couple years ago looking at HIV infection among gay men in seven cities, they tested a bunch of gay men, gay and bisexual men, and 46 percent of the black men they tested were already HIV-positive. 46 percent!!!
This shit is even worse in my neck of the woods. CNN recently reported that 80% percent of people living with HIV in Washington, DC are African-American. Yikes!