CDC reports a new health crisis for gay black men that will also put black women health at risk
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report on the NYPost that states that 50% of all gay black men in the United States will be diagnose with HIV. This crisis of gay black men with HIV in the black community is threaten to destroy 1000s of lives throughout the country. This is something we should really pay attention to.
However, I would also like to touch on the impact gay black men with HIV will also have on black women. In Atlanta for example, it is reported that a large majority of ‘straight’ black men are sleeping with both men and women… the so-called ‘down-low brothers.’
Half of all black gay and bisexual men in the United States are projected to be diagnosed with HIV, a government study shows, in a ratio parallel to the prevalence of the virus among such men in developing nations such as Mauritania and Senegal.
Black men who have sex with men are 250 times more likely as heterosexual American men overall to be diagnosed with the virus, according to the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Among Latino gay and bisexual men, one in four are projected to get HIV in their lifetime, and the chances of white gay and bisexual men getting HIV is one in 11, said the report released this week.
50% of gay black man will have HIV in America is ridiculously high. The AIDS/HIV epidemic has been a health crisis; particularly in the black community for a long time now. But these numbers should wake the country and both, African-American men and women.
The projections for gay black men in the United States evoke the rates of HIV and AIDS in African nations such as Mauritania, where some 44 percent of gay and bisexual men had HIV in 2014, according to the United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
The same year in Senegal, nearly 42 percent of gay and bisexual men had the virus, UNAIDS said.
What do you suggest should be done to tackle this HIV/AIDS epidemic already killing black people…and now the new crisis with gay black men and HIV?