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African Americans Are The Largest Group Affected By HIV/AIDS in the U.S.


Recently a statistic was released stating that Atlanta Ga now has the highest incidence of HIV in the United States.  


This picture taking from Instagram, has been floating all over social media.

1 in 51 people living in Georgia are expected to have HIV in their lifetime.  According to some these statistics are on the same level as African Countries.

Dr. Anthony Faucia from the National Institute of Health, has been making medical strides against HIV/AIDS for the last 30 years. Recently he held a conference with statistical slides unveiling information that African Americans are most affected by HIV/AIDS in The United States.

According to Dr Faucia when AIDS first came out patients died within 1-2 years.  Now with medication patients can live an additional 50 years.  

With the antiretroviral medications available in this country there is noway people should continue dying of AIDS.

There is a realistic possibility to vanish HIV/AIDS by 2030 according to Patrick Eba from The Human Rights and Law Division of UNAIDS .

In my humble opinion in order to stay on track with vanishing HIV/AIDS by 2030 the following needs to happen:

  • Stop Criminalizing HIV/AIDS
  • Get Resources for Meds to African Countries
  • Get The Word Out about The HIV Preventative Med
  • Continue Monitoring the Research of The Aids Vaccine
  • Donate to Organizations Fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • Know Your Status & Get Treatment if Needed
  • Share HIV/AIDS Awareness-Don't Become Complacent!
 These numbers are alarming in the African American community. They most certainly need to be addressed and awareness needs to be brought to the inner cities of America, however
 please don't forget about Africa.

Today over 70% of HIV cases are still in Sub Saharan Africa &
91% of children living with HIV/AIDS live in Africa

(RED) Red.org is an organization created by Bono (a music artist) who is partnered with Bill Gates and other noteworthy businesses. 100% of donations go to work on the ground.  (Red) has also partnered with some retailers who offer Product Red and a portion of those profits will be donated by the seller to (RED) for the HIV/AIDS cause.  There are some awesome products which range from lip balm to Dre Beats.

Please visit Red.org today!

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  1. Wow. Great Insight and we must do all in our power to stop this disease.
    Well done.
    Proud of you girl��

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