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According to a news report by WSB-TV, Atlanta’s HIV problem is now being called an epidemic. The cities rampant HIV issue has some scientists comparing Atlanta to Third World African countries and says some residents should be taking daily meds to help prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

“Downtown Atlanta is as bad as Zimbabwe,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, co-director of Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research. Del Rio also stated the disease has shifted from one that affected many gay men and drug users, to something that affects everyone, but African-Americans with limited health care in particular.

According to the CDC, if you live in southeast part of the country, you are more likely to be  diagnosed with HIV than any other part of the United States

In Georgia, risk of diagnosis is 1 in every 51 people.

There are approximately more than 35,402 people living with HIV in Atlanta, Georgia.

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23 thoughts on “Atlanta’s HIV Epidemic Is As Bad As Third World African Countries

  1. The reason the CDC is comparing the HIV & AIDS epidemic to Africa is because The Repubic of Congo is where HIV and AIDS originated. Africa has the highest number of HIV & AIDS cases and the entire world knows this, it’s nothing new. No one is speaking negatively of Africa, they are just stating FACTS. It has always been said this disease was created by the government to control population growth in Africa.

  2. Too many of our black men are getting out of prison spreading HIV. I have worked in the prison system for 20 years and see how inmates play Jack in the day and Jill at night. The inmates play husband and daddy on weekend visitation and as soon as the gates close to allow the families to leave it is back to having unprotected sex with each other. I breaks my heart to see it.

  3. THiRD WORLD? WTF,Own your s***,stop exposing Africa just to make yourselves feel better while this started in your prisons long time ago,there is lots if HIV n AIDS in America,God forbid you put Africa in this so you don’t look bad on your own.talk about yourselves n leave Africa out of it,what is next, blame Africa for the disease.deal with your negatives n stop hiding,you have poor people,HIV,prostitution, terrorism,racism, own it.

  4. Because unfortunately,too many of us have assigned blame to others for situations we put ourselves in. To take responsibility means owning the good and the bad and its the bad many of us put on other’s shoulders. There is NO excuse in this day and age not to use condoms, birth control and demand that any potential partners get tested. Would you walk out into traffic blindfolded? No, because there’s an excellent chance you’re going to get hit. But allowing someone to enter your body, no questions ask, is doing just that. We can continue to blame while we continue to die.

  5. Effie Mahone on said:

    I worked for the CDC and the Fulton County health department back in the late eighties when blinded studies and non blinded studies were being conducted. I know that other blinded and non blinded studies were being conducted around the country. Most public health departments service people have no medical benefits who are poor. Usually minorities went to the public health departments for exams and treatment. Unfortunately, with blinded studies, as unethical as it may sound, the studies are conducted without the person knowing they were being tested and when those results came back, those people were not able to be notified of their results because it was blinded or there was no identification attached to the number used for the study. Non blinded studies, patients were able to consent to participate in the study or not and given their test results for that study. I wonder how many people in this country never got test results who spread the disease? It’s ironic that these numbers are so high in a city that is the only majority black city in the country who happens to be right next door to the centers for disease control, the same Tuskegee Study engineers themselves? How is it possible that the same city where decisions are made regarding all public health nation wide, during a time when the HIV is a preventable manageable condition, where many Black people are educated profeesionals,…..how did this really happen????

    • Stop spreading unsubstantiated conspiracy theory bullshit. If you have any credible knowledge of unethical practices at the CDC or elsewhere you’re obligated to share that information with the media and public health authorities. Otherwise STFU.
      DTCMD

  6. rodney on said:

    Sad to say, but there are at least three African- American women doctors infected with HIV in Atlanta, and a host of Black lawyers…many of whom contracted the disease from the same doctor. One believes he contracted it during a trip to Egypt about ten years ago through oral sex with this same female physician.

  7. Lisa Brooks on said:

    Sad Sad Sad, It’s really ashame that we the do not honor our value nor worth. You all allow the Jim Crow Laws to live and kill. This is really a man made disease but you’ll allowed to very ingore to so many things and this why we are being wiped away from the face of this Earth. All I can do is to continue to Prayer for this ungodly temptation. I myself honor the word of God to love your opposite. It has been said there is 1 man to every 10 women and , it’s a living FACT.

  8. Lataya reed on said:

    I think we should not compare who is hiv or not but try to resolve this problem and get these people to the access they need to be healthy lets heal not hurt

  9. No such thing as a Third World Country. We all live in the same world. Can we stop de-humanizing our brethren. The people in Atlanta or anywhere else in the world are not superior to anybody in any African country or any South American or Asian country. Obviously, cities like Atlanta & Baton Rouge are not much more educated on the STI topic & have no better access to condoms or healthcare or education, and are no more socially advanced than someone in Congo. We are them & they are us. We are in the same boat.

    • This is the most rubbish article I read in a long time, why don’t they just talk about Atlanta or compare it with other states in America,they put Africa in there cause it’s negative attention, if it was something good Africa would not be in this

  10. I notice in the black community, we refuse to stop doing the things that actually keep us down. Why is that. Black people are dying for an orgasm……is sex worth your life for a few minutes of pleasure? I don’t get it.

    There is a new social media site dedicated to the black community all of over the world. It is imperative that we start using our social networks to share accurate info and to build black business ownership. Check out BlackShare. https://blackshare.net

    • VFigueroa on said:

      It’s deeper than a mere orgasm, which can be a solo activity. It’s the instinct to mate, stronger than all of us, and the desire for companionship – a basic human need. Atlanta has a secret homosexual/bi-sexual culture, allowing HIV to grow unchecked into homo/bi/hetero communities. Until there are open conversations about behavior and loneliness, the epidemic will continue and get worse.

    • Because unfortunately,too many of us have assigned blame to others for situations we put ourselves in. To take responsibility means owning the good and the bad and its the bad many of us put on other’s shoulders. There is NO excuse in this day and age not to use condoms, birth control and demand that any potential partners get tested. Would you walk out into traffic blindfolded? No, because there’s an excellent chance you’re going to get hit. But allowing someone to enter your body, no questions ask, is doing just that. We can continue to blame while we continue to die.

  11. Ever notice how these news sites get to compare a major African-American city to a messed-up African country and claim the moral high ground against racism? And then they shuffle the actually diminishing HIV statistics to cover some minority group or another as gaining in its piece of the shrinking pie, and collect government funds to deal with the new problem? . . . Ever ask anyone for the product insert on that “HIV test”? The one that says it doesn’t diagnose any real disease? Of course not! You’re part of this oppressed group, and these nice people are only trying to help you.

  12. Slingshot on said:

    Ten years ago reports showed the extraordinary (verses ordinary I guess) number of “sex workers”, especially under-aged persons centered in Atlanta. Natural progression? Red flag on fire?

  13. Ted Gravely on said:

    In a 2010 stand-up special, Hart said “If I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.” This and drug addicted people are creating the HIV epidemic. Then you have downlow men (meaning gay) sleeping with black women transferring the disease. This is not okay. Kevin Hart is/was right to say what he said. It’s not cool with our young boys and men walking around effeminate. It’s not cool that they think it’s okay to embrace a man the same way you embrace a woman. If someone is truly gay, accept them for who they are; however, it’s not a sin to speak on it and convey that men should be with women. What a backwards world we live in, when we’re afraid to say what is right and natural. Black women stop having unprotected sex. Insist on testing and wait for the results to come back. Do you want life or sex? Choose life and love will come the right way!!

    • I agree 1000 percent. If some men want to sleep with other men do that but don’t fake like you only have eyes for women. This is destroying peoples lives.

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