CDC Claims 21% Decline in New HIV Cases Among Black Women- Still Allegedly 60% of New Infections-Where's the Testing on Black Men?
I saw this over at For Harriet. I give the sideeye to almost every negative statistic about Black women published out there because they are almost always biased and framed in terms of OUR dysfunction. And they almost never include the stats for Black men.
This stat about a decline in new HIV cases among Black women really doesn't reflect the current reality because it is based on data collected between 2008 and 2010- what took them 2 years to publish this? And how reliable is 2 year old data in predicting a "trend." For all we know, at this moment, the trend is headed upwards. No seriously, this is the age of super computers and the internet and cloud computing. Why did it take two years to compile and release this information?
Also they don't explain why there was this drop. Did it drop due to sample size? Did it drop due to sample composition? Did it drop because Black women's blogs exploded in 2008 and helped Black women around the globe get a clue about their value and worth? I don't know because Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree didn't explain this.
Black women still make up 60% of all new infections among all women- which is inline with Black women's maternal homicide rate, Black women's non-fatal violence rates and any number of horrifyingly bad stats where we over represent. Left out of this discussion is the infection rate among Black MEN which might explain all of the other bad stats.
And before you say the Blogmother is imagining things, check out this report by headline news about Black marriage rates. Look at the rate for Black women and then the rate for Black men and then think about the way they framed the story--- as if the crisis is OURS.
P.S. Um why is Dr. Hubbard acting as if Black women won the lottery? Aim higher CDC.