It matters to all of us to find a cure for AIDS…

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Blacks are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. While making up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 49 percent of AIDS cases. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34, and the second leading cause of death for Black men ages 35 to 44.

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  1. Avatar Erin said:

    I guess that makes sense when you put it that way. I never thought about that fact that more people may pay attention if it is directed to them. I’m all for finding a cure too, but sometimes it seems a little rediculous to have more than one of all the different events out there (including Miss America Pagents, and music awards, etc.).

    February 12, 2008
  2. Avatar La said:

    I don’t know if this is why but I think it is because of the disproportionate way it affects different races- very high in the African-American population. The other day (Dec.1) is known as World AIDS Day.Some people pay more attention to things directed at them- if having many days gets the job done- finding a cure- I’m all for it!

    February 12, 2008
  3. Avatar Erin said:

    Okay, I don’t mean to sound like an ass or seem prejudiced or anything, but why do we need a separate black AIDs Day? Isn’t it all the same cause and if you are telling one race, you are telling them all? Maybe I just don’t understand.

    It’s kinda like Cancer efforts for me… you fight for one, you fight for all (breast, colon, limphoma… all are connected I believe). How many AIDs days do we need? Shouldn’t one cover it? Shouldn’t we all fight together? Or if we are being equal, why not Indian AIDs day, or Asian-American AIDs Day? I just don’t understand why it needs to be segregated (didn’t we do away with segregation?) into a seperate day for one specific group, even if they are hit hardest with it, when it can and does effect all races. I say we fight together… black, white, yellow or blue (ya never know, smurfs may get it too).

    February 12, 2008

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