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Black Women Beware: 6 Cities Where HIV Testing Should be Mandatory

Thu., Jun. 28, 2012 9:40 AM EST
by Danielle Canada

 

Cities Where HIV Rates Are Extremely High

If you’re a black woman living in the United States it’s important to note that your heterosexual partners could be putting you at an increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, especially if you live in one of the cities with the highest HIV/AIDS rates among blacks in the country.

HIV isn’t the only risk however, the CDC also reports that cities with the highest HIV/AIDS rates rank highly on the list of cities with the highest rates of herpes contraction. With that in mind, it’s clear that without the proper protection or just plain abstinence, you could be one of the millions of people living in the U.S. with an incurable sexually transmitted disease.

According to the CDC, AIDS deaths in the U.S. are highest in the South, furthermore they estimate that roughly half of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are in this area as well. It’s no surprise then that several cities on our list are southern based.

So where should you be especially wary ladies? Check out six cities where HIV is said to be running rampant and where testing of our brothers should be mandatory.-danielle canada

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  • Mr. Myld

    OK…..I’m from Washington DC and I really want to know what was used to gauge that 47 percent of black residents have HIV or AIDS….. 47PERCENT????? Seems a little high….

  • stop fooling urself

    Why would someone be upset when their city’s name gets expose. Get over yourself nowhere is better than any others. People make me sick, pull your head out ur azz.

  • Jedda Jamal

    that is not true 50 percent of dc residents are black….thats about 300,000 people…..even if all 14,000 of these claimed cases were black people it would still be no where near 47 percent……So according to this roughly 150,000 people in washington dc have aids…..thats not true…..if it was dc would look like a third world country…..the actual aids rate of dc is 177 out of every 100,000….thats about 1200 to 1300 people in dc with aids…..which is style one of the highest in the nation…..