Monday, February 06, 2006

There Goes The Funding

The freeps are going to have a field day with this one. Racism and homophobia will raise their heads above the sheets.
US News Article | "A study of detailed data from 33 states shows that of 156,000 new cases of HIV infection between 2001 and 2004, 51 percent were in non-Hispanic blacks -- although blacks made up just 13 percent of the population in those states.

The good news is that the rate of new infections declined in black women and in many black men -- with the exception of men having sex with other men, the team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

'Despite reductions in diagnoses among African American men and women, HIV continues to pose a major health threat,' the CDC said in a statement.

'Despite possible signs of success, HIV continues to exact a disproportionate and devastating toll on African Americans.'

The CDC's Tonji Durant and colleagues found that the rate of HIV diagnosis fell by 6.8 percent annually among black women and 4.4 percent annually among black men between 2001 and 2004.

But blacks still had a substantially higher infection rate than other ethnic groups, the CDC team told the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections being held in Denver."
As if people needed more reasons not to fund the program or to justify their feelings about "others". If you can't figure out who has the disease by looking at them, then everyone must be careful, but now you can make wild assumptions. Ooh, a new form of genetic leprosy.

51%. It's a mandate.

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