Hard news recently came down concerning the doubling of the HIV infection rates in the Black community. That information is troubling and is directly related to drug use, unequal access to healthcare and low-income living.
The 12th Annual Retrovirus Conference in Boston revealed the doubled HIV infection rates for Blacks was extrapolated from National Health and Nutrition surveys. The Centers for Disease control then compared data from 1988-1994 and 1999-2002 to determine the results.
Another note of alarm is 50% of people infected with HIV are not on a drugs regimen to treat the virus.
The infection rate in the White community held firm and that suggests further proof that Race causes visible rifts between people beyond simple social, educational and economic planes.