African-Americans and

African-Americans and "AIDS" (The Untold Story)

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This book is a work of non-fiction. It addresses issues surrounding the huge disparity between the African-American ratio of qNewlyq HIV infection rate when compared to other races. These are the facts: Black women are becoming infected with HIV at a rate (24) times greater than that of White women. Black Youth (13-19) only make up (15%) of the population, yet they make up (73%) of new HIV/AIDS diagnosis of their age category. Black men make up (41%) of New HIV infections. Bi-sexuality accounts for skyrocketting New qmale-to-femaleq transmission. The purpose of this book is to raise qAwareness!q And to stop this deadly trend. African-Americans and qAIDSq is a book that is expressed in the form of a story. The time-line of the story begins in the turbulent decade of the 1960a€™s. In retrospect, this era marks the precursor for HIV/AIDS. There were two notable changes that occurred in the mid 1960a€™s, providing the gateway for the HIV virus to ignite and quickly spread; especially among the younger generation: sexual freedom and illegal drug usage. Not long afterwards, both became epidemics. These two catastrophic epidemics continued to spread and has now reached Generation Y (Born 1981-1995), today's qBlack Youth.q And these are the ones most affected by the AIDS crisis today. Beginning in the 1970s, the transition from a conservative, family-oriented, religious nation soon became a nation of radical, rebellious young citizens that fought against a system that governed its people. This downward spiral began to manifest itself in the form of babies being born out-of-wedlock; a surge in violent crimes, and a substantial increase of young Black men becoming incarcerated. Sexual freedom became standard behavior. This back-drop of circumstances set the stage to ignite the spread of the HIV virus in Black communities.The purpose of this book is to raise aquot;Awareness!aquot; And to stop this deadly trend. African-Americans and aquot;AIDSaquot; is a book that is expressed in the form of a story. The time-line of the story begins in the turbulent decade of the 1960a€™s.


Title:African-Americans and "AIDS" (The Untold Story)
Author: Lessie Myles
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2009-11-02
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