HIV Among Black Women Higher Than Initially Thought; Comparable to sub-Saharan Africa

According to a recent report, the rate of HIV infections among Black women is five times higher than originally thought.

The CDC estimates that 1 in 32 Black women are HIV positive.

However, a recent study conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network reveals that the situation is much worse. Women constitute one quarter of new HIV infections in the US; 66 percent of these women are Black women, even though they only represent 14 percent of the US female population.

The rate of HIV infection among Black women is comparable to those in sub-Saharan Africa.

Porn, Poverty, Public Health and the Pursuit of Happiness

For many, it is hard to have open conversations about vaginas, penises, and anuses, especially when ‘beavers,’ ‘one-eyed snakes’ and ‘poop-chutes’ play bump in the [supposed] night. Even when we talk about “them” bumping in the night, many of us create euphemisms to get around the discomfort of talking about sex.  So you can imagine when vaginas, penises, and anuses are filmed and paid to go “bump in that [supposed] night,” what kind of uproar is made against the porn industry.