Just The Tip

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For Years we’ve been fighting this disease this virus which we call, “H.I.V”. Which is killing most of our, L.G.B.T Community. If it’s not from the hands from gay bashing or malicious heterosexuals. Though scientists created an prevention medication. But still no cure.

I say all that to say this. When will we have more programs an services to offer to not only our, L.G.B.T Youth, but our L.G.B.T Community? Or the question I have for our, L.G.B.T. When will we take responsibility for our choices? An what I mean by that is, always wearing protection, keeping up with your status.

The problem I feel we have in the community is being in denial. Being stubborn an feeling we can’t catch this plague which we call, “H.I.V”. Or we think our partners are to handsome or beautiful to have it. “The fruit looks good on the outside, but rotten on the inside”. Which I call lust.

* A 2017 paper used meta-analysis and synthesized national surveys to estimate that nearly 1 million adults in the United Statesa are transgender.
* From 2009 to 2014, 2,351 transgender people received an HIV diagnosis in the United States.

* Eighty-four percent (1,974) were transgender women, 15% (361) were transgender men, and less than 1% (16) had another gender identity.

* Around half of transgender people (43% [844] of transgender women; 54% [193] of transgender men) who received an HIV diagnosis lived in the South.

* A 2019 systematic review and meta-analysis found that an estimated 14 percent of transgender women have HIV. By race/ethnicity, an estimated 44% of black/African Americane transgender women, 26% of Hispanic/Latina transgender women, and 7% of white transgender women have HIV.

* Among the 3 million HIV testing events reported to CDC in 2017, the percentage of transgender people who received a new HIV diagnosis was 3 times the national average.

* Nearly two thirds of transgender women and men surveyed by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 2014 and 2015 from 28 jurisdictions reported never testing for HIV.

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with mena are the population most affected by HIV in the United States. In 2017, adult and adolescent gay and bisexual menb made up 70% (27,000) of the 38,739 new HIV diagnosesc in the United States (US) and dependent areas.d Approximately 492,000 sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for HIV; however, we have more tools to prevent HIV than ever before.

An thats, C.D.C Gov Statistics. But it starts with us. An that’s taking the necessary steps, to the prevent this disease from spreading.

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