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Journal- Week 3- News Story Review CDC: Blacks, gays at high risk for HIV infections , by Andrea Kane CNN's Andrea Kane informed me about how the Center of Disease Control and Prevention 2006 figures showed an increase or prevalence of new HIV infection among different minority and ethnic groups. The detailed analysis of the numbers was in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report this week. What the numbers showed is that blacks- women and young males- and gays are at a higher risk of HIV infection. Young black males-ages 13 to 29 years old- are nearly twice as likely to be infected as young white or Hispanic males. The CDC has several theories about why young black males are more likely to be infected than any other racial group. Richard Wolitski, acting director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at CDC, said, "[The theories] include stigma, lack of access to effective HIV prevention services and
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Unformatted text preview: underestimation of personal risk. In addition, many younger men have not personally experienced the severity of the early AIDS epidemic." I believe that Wolitski hit the nail on the head. I think that the black community, especially males, are forgotten about or just plain ignored. I think there should be more outreach and funding for the neighborhoods that are predominantly black. Preventative programs should be more focused in these communities. The preventative programs should show the audience all aspects of HIV (i.e it's affects to the body, family, and wallet). This article hopefully opens the eyes and ears to many readers. Hopefully this article will spark discussion which will lead to action. With this hope, a lot less people will be infected with HIV. source: http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/09/12/hiv.blacks.gays/index.html ?iref=newssearch...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2008 for the course MIC 314 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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