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Of the 19 million people that were diagnosed this year with a sexually transmitted disease, one population has been hit the hardest — young, gay and bisexual black men.
While syphilis rates fell 1.6% from 2009 to 2010, the rate among young black men rose 134% since 2006, according to the recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
HIV infections are also spiking within this population.
St. Louis Health Director Pam Walker told CBS News KMOX that of the 400 new cases of gonorrhea and 126 new cases of chlamydia she’s been seeing, 90% are African-Americans between the ages of 15 and 24.
Walker believes online meetups are a serious culprit.
“You don’t have to spend a week in a bar to find somebody you’re comfortable with,” she said, “People are doing it online and they’re doing it faster.”
Across all populations, the rate of chlamydia has steadily increased to 1.3 million cases in 2010.
Researchers believe the rise is due to better screening and more patients being propertly diagnosed.
Blacks and Hispanics are more affected by STDs than whites. This is likely due to social and economic factors — such as low income and lack of access to health care.
Half of sexually transmitted diseases are being spread among the young, according to the CDC.
Young people represent 25% of sexually active people in the U.S. but account for nearly half of new STD cases.
Treating sexually transmitted diseases costs the U.S. $17 billion annually.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/alarming-rise-sexually...
OMG!! That's it!!!! I knew he was on the wrong site all along.
University of Smitty said:
I think I know what the problem is, Tone. You're trying to save the wrong audience. I think the majority of the female posters around here are 28 and above. Try twitter.
Tone said:young people in general are reckless when it comes to sex. The point I am trying to make is a lot of women getting HIV are not even in committed relationship.
University of Smitty said:
Depends on how you look at it. Those stat show how reckless black men are as well. As for the ATL stat..... I find that hard to believe considering ATL is the gay black man capital of the world. If it is true, it leads me to believe that except for Lawrence and Kim's wig man, all ATL brothers are on the DL
If we look at a few stat they will show you how reckless some black women can be when it comes to sex.
- 70% of all black children are born out of wedlock.
- 43% of all black children are aborted, nearly 3 times higher than for Whites
- 65% of never-married black women have children, double that for white women.
- 85% of black children do not live in a home with their fathers.
- 85% of all AIDS cases in Atlanta are black women.
Can I see the data you have that supports the fact that most of the new cases are young women having reckless sex and NOT women in committed relationships? I'll wait...
P.S. You can't read, my main argument is not based on marriage. Comprehension is key kiddo.
Tone said:why do you keep on bring up marrried women? Most black women that are getting HIV are not even in a committed relationship. They are having sex with men that they meet in clubs or men that pay them for sex or the 6 month boyfriend. You're trying to make it seem like the vast majority of black women getting HIV are married women that got it from their down low husband that had been lying to them about their sexuality. When that is not even what is going on. it's young women that is having reckless sex with men that are the majority of the new cases.
I get that women have to always protect themselves first. What I'm saying is, at what point can she trust a man? Can she ever? Should she ever even trust her husband? Some people meet and get married in 6 months, is she better to trust her husband because they're married rather than a person who isn't but have been together longer?
I think it's sad that it's even an issue right now. My whole point is, it would be less of an issue if dudes wouldn't lie about it.