Officials reveal unexpected HIV trend

While many may be quick to blame bisexual men for HIV/AIDS cases in straight women, experts have pinpointed the real culprit.

According to an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, polygamous straight black men have a larger role in the increased HIV rates in black females than bisexual or “down low” men.

Officials say straight black men bear the bulk of responsibility for the rise of HIV infections among African American women. Photo courtesy of: Advocate.com
Officials say straight black men bear the bulk of responsibility for the rise of HIV infections among African American women. Photo courtesy of: Advocate.com

In a statement, Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, stated that the main group putting females at risk for contracting HIV is comprised of straight men who inject or use drugs or participate in other risky behaviors.

Nationally, African American women comprise 61 percent of newly reported HIV cases, and the disease is the foremost cause of death for black women ages 25-34.

Read the entire Advocate.com article here.

Zachary Culler

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