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STDs and Minorities

John on January 15, 2009 at 10:17 am

I really don’t want to start another argument involving race and/or homosexuality, but these statistics are just too shocking to ignore:

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says homosexual men accounted for 65 percent of the nearly 12,000 cases of syphilis in the United States in 2007, making them the “primary driver” of increased syphilis rates overall.


African-Americans, who make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, accounted for almost 50 percent of syphilis and chlamydia cases (48 percent and 46 percent respectively) – and a whopping 70 percent of reported cases of gonorrhea in 2007, CDC reported.

We can disagree about what it is exactly, but I think it’s safe to say something in these particular sub-cultures has gone wrong.

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