Friday, November 30, 2007


AIDS has been around 26 years and has claimed the lives of more than 30 million people. AIDS comes after someone is diagnosed as HIV+. HIV can be maintained, but not cured. You can contract it from sexual contact with a positive individual and intravenous drug usage. One may not have symptoms of the virus, and can very well have the virus. You cannot tell who has HIV/AIDS and who does not. As a black woman it is for me to be tested regularly, partner or no partner, and to know how this epidemic affects me.

Here are just some stats:
-AIDS is the leading cause of death of African Americans between the ages of 25 and 44
-Black women account for 72% of all the new HIV/AIDS cases in women (way too many)
-67% of black women with HIV contracted it from heterosexual sex (Get him tested too)
-African American woman are 23 times more likely to infected with AIDS than white
-African American men are almost nine times more likely to be infected with AIDS than white (9 out of 10?)


Ask questions, remain educated, and GET TESTED

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