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A Lesson Via Eazy E: Rate of HIV Infection Among Black Women Alarmingly High


(AllHipHop News) According the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), HIV is the third leading cause of death for Black women and men ages 35-44. Today, on the 17th anniversary of the death of Eazy E, from complications due to HIV, AllHipHop.com informs on this disease and the devastation it has wrought on the Black community.

Since the discovery and clinical observation of the disease in the 1980s, HIV and AIDS continue to be viewed as a disease that mostly affects homosexuals. However, African-Americans account for 44 percent of all new HIV infections, despite being only 14 percent of the American population. In fact, the CDC estimates that as many as one-in-32 African-American women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime.

In a new study by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced early March, 2,099 African-American women were tested for HIV. Of this number, 32 had the virus and were unaware of their status, within one year of the initial test; an additional .24 percent of women had contracted the disease. Women in the United States represent one-quarter of new infections, and 66 percent of these women… are Black.

According to the CDC, 85 percent of women infected with HIV, were infected through heterosexual sex. To further illustrate this point, Eazy E maintained that he never had a sexual encounter with a male. And, no women who claimed to be infected by Eazy E ever came forth.

“While African American women do not engage in more risky behaviors than other women, a complex range of social and environmental factors place them at greater risk for HIV,” the CDC said in a statement announcing the launch of a new campaign – “Take Charge. Take the Test.” – aimed at curbing the HIV crisis among Black women. The social and environmental factors that place Black women at a higher risk for the disease are lack of health care, poverty, and a stigma within the community that prevents testing.

In the HIV Prevention Trials Network study, six urban areas were identified as being hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic are: Baltimore, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Washington, D.C., Newark, NJ, and New York City. The CDC’s new campaign, “Take Charge. Take the Test,” is encouraging people to know their status. Knowing your HIV status can inform the decisions women make and can be the first step to treatment. Most states offer free HIV testing, find the closest testing site to you at www.hivtest.org.

More information on the CDC, “Take Charge. Take the Test.” Initiative is available at www.actagainstaids.org.

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  • $22513437

    The real challenge are the views held by black people in society. That needs to change in order to get this epidemic (that’s what it is) under control.

    A starter would be research and education. I suggest Black Sexual Politics by Patricia Hill Collins as a must read. 

  • rep87

    I Pray to GOD for a cure to this man made germ and for GOD to expose the evil ones who release this even tho a cure does exist but has been held back from the public REPORT THAT !

  • jamaicanbornanbreed

    it said the majority of these black women say it’s through heterosexual intercourse…now u do understand most of these stripper black chicks who hate dude’s date dykes and they have heterosexual sex with these holograms like there men…these dykes wear strap-ons and dnt even wash dem they jus use it on another confused dumb bitch…so while this dyke don’t get no disease ur dumbass does…i’ve noticed dat alot of young black girls go these routes….alot of young black girls are jus dumb as f@$k…and dnt knw whut they want so when there man go’s to jail they sleep around then when the fool gets out he gives her aids or gets it from her….black women we’re at one point the strongest smartest force mankind has ever seen….lately ur all a bunch of dumb groupie confused emotion driven slore’s…sorry for da truth…dnt shoot the messenger

    • you’re dumb

      • jamaicanbornanbreed

        and ur most likely a black dyke….i’m not dumb just and observation of the decline of the black female…if ya’ll ain’t gay or bi(for the dumbest or even selfish reasons) then ur trying to find someone rich instead of working hard and making ur wealth by uself…then after all the rich niggaz and dykes use ya’ll up and give u mad dieases then u wanna find a regular nigga as ur true love then pass the dieseases to him and so on and so on…ya’ll black bitches ain’t shit…dats y i stick to my snow bunnies my chiquita’s and my yum yum saki(asian girls)…truth hurts huh kid

    • You can’t get aids from a dildo.The air would kill the virus

      • jamaicanbornanbreed

        the air would kill da virus….if dats true there would be no virus…it passes through vaginal liquid( and other options) which is sill left on da strap-on and if not washed can be contracted…plus u dykes lick pu$$y too right

      • if your in the act the virus is going str8 from their bodily fluids to yours, but if put on something else the air will kill it

      • jamaicanbornanbreed

        da fu@k is you talking bout…if ur in da act with some dumb expecting chick with a strap-on dat hasan’t been washed how could dat not be transmitted and dnt give me dat air bullshit cuz dats jus an tired excuse to make you and da rest of you fake homograms(wannabe men) to keep doing whut ur doing…jus as bad as a dude with aids going around boneing everything unproteced…let me put it to u in a way dat u can comprehend…if i go around using the same condom on every chick and dnt wash it off but jus keep recycling u gonna tell me i’m not gonna pass around dieseases…if whut u say there would be no use for a man to throw away a condom…now please wash your dildo off when you use it…dats all i’m saying..if ur gay ur gay(i much rather lesbians dat like pretty sexy looking lesbians) i dnt care i jus feel ya’ll and niggaz coming out of jail is the main reason sexually transmitted shit is being passed around

      • Your an idiot.I’m a dude smart guy

  • Juan Spin Serrano

    IT IS SAD TO HEAR…BUT WHEN IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD 8 OUTTA 10 HOOKERS ARE BLACK. WHENEVER I SEE THEM WALKING OR WITH THEIR SO CALLED PIMPS I CANT HELP NOTICE THAT THEY REALLY THINK THIS IS THE LIFE OF A HUSTLER WITH THEIR BROKEN DOWN RIDES AND POOR LOOKS…. ITS SAD TO SEE WHAT TODAYS YOUTH LOOKS UP TO?? SO WITH THAT BEING SAID… IS RAP TO BLAME??? AFTER ALL THATS ALL THEIR IMPERSONATING…. $$$$ IS THE BIGGEST GREED ON EARTH AND THATS WHAT YOUR WILLING TO PUT YOUR LIFE AT RISK FOR

    • jamaicanbornanbreed

      rap is proably to blame it has a one track mind…money,money,money…these ppl will sell there soul for cash admitingly…so whut makes u think they won’t sell there physical being…hip-hop tells young black girls they are nothing more than eye candy or if u check most female rappers they tell them there nothing more than oversexed bisexual divas with no morals nor ethics and want nothing more to have a heavy dose of di@k to suck ass and pu$$y to eat(dnt really mind the 1st and the latter)..so no wonder there only being sexed up by famous athletes and musicians and tv personalities…who will never leave there spouse for dem…and there dyking it out at the same time….no wonder these slores contract shit that hasn’t even been discovered yet….so as much as i hate to say it rap and hip-hop a & r’s are to blame…as well as us black men dat leave these crazy ho’s to raise our children…no wonder these little black girls hav no self worth…we as black fathers dnt stick around to make sure they do know there value…it’s really us black men to blame juan…not music…..kinda jus had an epphiany after i wrote dis…i apoligize to any sista’s i have disrespected

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