Number 3 On Another List

Here’s some disconcerting news. El Paso has the third highest rate of HIV infection among men who have sex with other men in the nation, according to this story in the New York Times.

The crisis is most acute in Southern states, which hold 37 percent of the country’s population and as of 2014 accounted for 54 percent of all new H.I.V. diagnoses. The South is also home to 21 of the 25 metropolitan areas with the highest H.I.V. prevalence among gay and bisexual men. Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, the country’s poorest state, is best known for blues, barbecue and “The Help.” It also has the nation’s highest rate — 40 percent — of gay and bisexual men living with H.I.V., followed by Columbia, S.C.; El Paso; Augusta, Ga.; and Baton Rouge, La. In Jackson, a small city of just over 170,000, half a dozen black gay or bisexual men receive the shock of a diagnosis every month, and more than 3,600 people, the majority of them black men, live with the virus.

What’s up with that?

I don’t reckon that statistic will be showing up on the Visit El Paso website.

Too bad that we spend all our money on Quality of Life projects, so we don’t have any money left to address this health crisis.

One comment

  1. Yes it is sad but Let’s think about it. This type of life style is death. Every medical journal I have read states that fact. The news a out that a to city states o cure or vaccine available. The good book states it a loser. Even the sex education course in school gives a warning about the possibly of HIV infection. Yet many still particapate in such a activities. I think you will find San Fransico, New York, New Orleans, Austin, Hollywood, O Orlando have even higher percentage they just don’t report it because it’s a viol action of their rights. Also the hospital’s are jammed packed with all kinds of e,periments from farma. Nothing seems to work and many of the patients die. Nearly got nation wide blood testing with the Zika scare. But someone saw through that tactic of discovery but complained bitterly to the previous administration attorney general. Plus there is no nation wide health care to pay for the cost. (Sadly it’s not free). I don’t feel like paying for a lost cause and our government wasn’t founded on communist principal. So it seems these cities mentioned in this article are poor and can stop the news from spreading that there is a high HIV rate in their community. It’s good to know so companies won’t want to set up there because of the walking dead.

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