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The article also fails to note that many blacks around the world either refuse to believe that HIV causes AIDS or they believe that HIV is an engineered virus directed toward them by the government or governments.
The "experts" do little to help the problem by naming things such as poverty and lack of access to health care as causes of transmission.
Researchers and AIDS prevention advocates attributed the high rate among blacks to such factors as drug addiction, poverty and poor access to health care.
Researcher Eyasu Teshale of the CDC said the gap represents "a substantial unmet health care need."
Personal immorality is destructive. This is not a fault of the government, personal responsibility must come into account at some point within someones life.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I'm not going to debate (if debate is even the right word for what is really bickering) with you, Zero, just because you contest what I have said and provided documentation for. Everything I've said in the original post is substantiated and the links support that. There is simply nothing to debate. We would all be better served if you would link to material that supports another viewpoint and we could all make up our own minds.
Originally posted by Simulacra
GradyPhilpott, I believe if you are going to present something on a site, then give commentary including links, then you should be ready to back up your claims. ZeroDeep presents extremly well versed points.
You should look into what he has to say. Not your silly 'sources'.
Originally posted by marg6043
I wonder why my mother tells me that the Spanish population has the highest incident of HIV, as far as our Island of PR, is an epidemic.
So I wonder if perhaps is some reason as why the highest rates are given to Blacks over Hispanic now.
Originally posted by Souljah
i dont really understand why this rate is so high among the black population in america.
do they practice more unprotected sex?
are there more intravenous users among the black people?
are there more gays among the black people?
Originally posted by Trent
Aids usually thrives in the poorer places in the world where education, treatment and early detection is lacking. Since i think behavior would not be something that is likely to be based on race I would assume that this portion of Americas population has not yet fully re-covered from the days of segregation and discrimination as a whole. These practices did end about 50 years ago but it seems possible that much of Americas black population still live in communities that aren't as well off as many other areas.
I'm not saying this is the reason for sure since i don't know a lot about America in general but could this not be a possibility?
[edit on 26-2-2005 by Trent]