Saturday, August 2, 2008


Things are real out here people, I mean they are getting serious. HIV/AIDS is moving closer and closer to your bedroom each and every day. I am not for being all preachy, but just check this out. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) was about 16,000 estimates short on the number of new people infected with HIV each year. That is extremely scary. There are more new cases of Americans infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, than previously believed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today. This past year about 56,000 people became infected with HIV, which means that the CDC was 40% off, said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.
CDC's previous estimates suggested that there were approximately 40,000 new people infected with HIV each year. CNN reports that the center's estimates used "limited data and less precise methods," which is now using technology that can determine when someone was infected with the virus.
The center says that this new technology can tell if someone has been infected with the virus in the last 5 months, which seems to be a great advancement in HIV/AIDS research.
I dont know about you, but the fact that 56,000 people in the United States contracted HIV scares the HELL out of me. Im not sure how many people out of this number are BLACK, but considreing the fact that in 2005 half of the people infected with HIV/AIDS were should be scared out of your mind.
I'm not here to judge anyone, so whether you are married, single, or dating... please go to Sam's, Costco, BJ's and buy an economy pact of condoms. Time on this side of the dirt is lovely right now, cherish it!

1 comment:

trice said...

First off LMBO at the go to Coscos and buy a box of condoms, but seriously you are so right. The though of contracting this disease scares me beyind belief. With all the knowledge of HIV/AIDS, I'm shocked that the numbers of new cases are still as high. When will people get the picture? As always J.O., great blog.