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.
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.
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— Zachary Culler