Friday, March 09, 2018
Activists report that HIV is increasingly a black disease
I got an email from Don Kilhefner advising me of a HuffPost article, “AIDS in America is a Black Disease”, link.
I’m not too sympathetic with promoting intersectionality, but it has been true since the 1990s at least that HIV infection is spreading proportionally more rapidly among African Americans and more by iv drug use than it was in the 1980s.
What’s unclear is how safe the familiar cis male gay community in big city discos, largely white, is doing as to HIV infection. Many people behave more cautiously than they did in the early 1980s. It isn’t something you hear about a lot. And it’s unclear how PrEP would get paid for in any “GOP” Obamacare reform.