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Links 1 through 9 of 9 by Latoya Peterson tagged aids

"Those numbers aren’t exactly breaking news in the black community. Over the years there have been useless attempts to blame the epidemic’s spread on the so-called 'down low' — men who have sex with both men and women, but don’t identify as gay. Last summer Kai Wright wrote about how researchers have consistently disproved the theory, but that hasn’t stopped influential folks in the black community like comedian D.L Hughley from continuing to trumpet. Meanwhile, issues like a woman’s access to preventative health care, the staggering cost of medication, and skyrocketing infection rates among black men who do identify as gay or bisexual have gotten comparatively less attention. Also, recent data from the Centers for Disease Control show that HIV in poor neighborhoods in the U.S. are of similar intensity as those in poor nations globally."

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"The half-hour show offers short profiles of four people it reasonably describes as average Americans, and challenges the viewer to guess which two are HIV-positive."

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"The arrival of colonial cities in sub-Saharan Africa at the dawn of the 20th Century may have sparked the spread of HIV."

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"A South African entrepreneur hopes to make an HIV-positive woman a national hero and celebrity pitchwoman by sponsoring her attempt to climb Mount Everest." (paid sub required)

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"The Red charity advertising campaign endorsed so lavishly by Hollywood celebrities...has taken in only $18 million...And the disproportionate ratio between the marketing outlay and the money raised is drawing concern"

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Thanks Jae Ran! A Kenyan's perspective on the adoption issue. "a cocktail of pressures that has turned our continent into a stomping ground for adoption-crazy celebrities - a desire to appear normal... perhaps some mild interest in black people..."

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"the AmEx board is stacked with former and current CEOs and directors of major Pharma companies who waged a genocidal campaign against the generic production of AIDS drugs. At 1% of AmEx Red profits, absolution comes cheap these days, don't it?"

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"Their purpose is not to stigmatize the disease or to stigmatize gay people. Instead, they hope the ad campaign (photographed by Duane Cramer) will prompt more gays and lesbians to "own" the epidemic and take responsibility for stopping it..."

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"'Homophobia is one of the major obstacles to black Americans coming to grips with this disease in the ways that we should,' he said... He also said the situation would be "immeasurably eased" if more black gay people came out of the closet..."

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