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HIV In D.C.: Let the Gay Blaming Begin

This didn't take too long: Blogger Black Informant reacts to our District's stunning new HIV numbers by blaming homosexuality for the spread of the disease.

After today's news, you might think that a D.C. woman's greatest fear about her sexual partner would be the possibility that he's infected with HIV/AIDS. According to Black Informant, a woman's greatest fear is actually that her partner is gay—and therefore solely responsible for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia:

What is the number 1 complaint I hear from sistahs out in places like D.C., Atlanta, etc. regarding the men? I’ll let you guess that one. I don’t hear the same complaint coming from folks out in North Dakota. . . . To put it bluntly, here is a comment I hear quite frequently from women who live in these areas: “…and when you do find a ‘good’ man, you find out later that he’s gay.”

Black Informant goes on to claim that the "leading cause for this HIV/AIDS jump in D.C." is "men having sex with men" (he's wrong—but more on that later). In a post last year, he explained that the reason "infection among men in Washington D.C. is well over 100 times higher than in North Dakota" is because more men have sex with men here. He then argued that AIDS activists should stop using the faces of African women as poster-children for the virus when the real cause of American AIDS is gay sex acts like "Anal Sex, Oral Sex, Rimming, Fecal sex, Oral-Anal, and Fisting."

The rise in AIDS cases, according to Black Informant, is because men "consistently choose to do the wrong thing." That "wrong thing" isn't being "too stupid to know how to strap on a condom," Black Informant writes—it's "the gay/lesbian community."

Black Informant fancies himself "one person who is brave enough to say what we know to be true." But nowhere does Black Informant note that 7 percent of black men and 3 percent of black women in D.C. have HIV/AIDS. He does not note that only .85 percent of the North Dakota population is black (a number surely much lower than that state's gay population). He does not note that the new study clearly states that "Heterosexual sexual contact is quickly becoming the leading mode of transmission among all HIV/AIDS cases, while already surpassing MSM among newly diagnosed AIDS cases."

Yeah—check page 57. (That shit's a PDF, by the way). The name "Black Informant" is becoming funnier and funnier, isn't it?

HIV/AIDS is not just a gay problem. HIV/AIDS is not just a male problem. It's not just a black problem, either—and those communities, by the way, are not mutually exclusive. HIV/AIDS is everybody's problem. It affects all of us. Pretending that it is a disease for "sinners" disease is not only offensive—it's dangerous.

  • Match

    ok "sexist" or whatever your name is, you obviously havent sene trapped int he closet. if you had, you'd know that rufus and chuck give everyobne the 'package' = AIDS. duh, the gay ones, not the heteros

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  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist Amanda Hess

    More importantly: When will Trapped in the Closet come back??

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  • sclough

    Looking at the facts over the last 20 years, it is clear that gay men, due to their behavior, are the most affected group by HIV. Sure, due to increasingly risky heterosexual behavior it will cross over into other groups as well, but it's not intellectually honest to yell "intolerant" at people who are just noticing what the statistics constantly report.

  • Apostle Shada Mishe

    THE CURE for HIV/AIDS.......AMBUSH

    THE IDEA that AMBUSH cures AIDS
    is being proven by the more than 400 individuals who have taken a dose of 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. The result is that AMBUSH 'KILLS' the virus by causing the protein envelope to rupture and the viral particles are discarded by the white blood cells. AMBUSH is able to 'KILL' the virus that are 'hiding' in the lymph system by its 'natural radioactive' properties. This process allows the body to 'return to normal health' with a corresponding immunity to that or those strains of the virus.

    What is AMBUSH ?
    AMBUSH is a radioactive isotope of uranium that is found in the 'palm' plant of which there are more than 3000 species. When ingested, AMBUSH causes the body temperature in the trunk area to rise to about 102 degrees when the individual is sleeping. The preparation takes four hours per batch, which is then given to the individuals for consumption 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. AMBUSH is a herbal preparation in this form but it contains an active ingredient which is a 'NEW' crystalline substance, a drug from the 'palm plant' similarly to ASPIRIN originating from the willow tree bark

    RESULTS:
    After 21 days on AMBUSH, ALL the individuals experienced a decrease in viral load to undetectable, an increase in cd4, increase in RBC, an improvement in general health such as more color to the face, decrease in Buffalo hump, an increase in gluteal muscles, a decrease to having no joint pains whereby individuals can bend to touch their toes, and walk up steps are but a few examples. There is also a dramatic increase in their sexual appetite beginning after the first week of therapy

    DISCUSSION:
    In any plant concoction such as percolated 'tea', there are 30-40,000 compounds, whi ch would take the scientific community twenty years to isolate one particular ingredient if they knew what they were looking for. The LORD GOD has given me seven steps to isolate the active ingredient, which is soft and metallic in nature and has a carbon- uranium-sulfur-(classified)-phentolamine configuration or structure. This is similar to Federick Kekule and the discovery of the benzene ring where he dreamt the structure.

    As an antiviral and 'natural radioactivity' producing agent, AMBUSH is also effective against leukemia, lupus and HPV. Here I am saying that I have 'GIVEN' AMBUSH in the same 'strength' and dosage to patients with leukemia, lupus and HPV. A 35 year old male with HIV found it difficult to impossible to urinate was put on 'green tea' and water while the doctors contemplated prostrate surgery. One of the doctors gave him my number , I sent him a supply of AMBUSH an d he has not been given any more ARV's, since taking AMBUSH 18 months ago, is in 'good' health and has expressed a willingness to be examined by HIV investigators like many others who have taken AMBUSH.

    I have sent this 'IDEA' to most HIV research agencies, scientist of the field, universities, hospitals, clinics, politicians and news agencies to which it is REJECTED because the name of THE LORD GOD is mentioned. He has steered me scientifically through the processes such as which plant and how to produce the active ingredient. What are the odds of a Florida Pharmacist picking a plant would contain the CURE for HIV/AIDS ?
    I have never charged any of the people for their supply of AMBUSH but a life saving has been spent on the project with NO renumeration from any sources because AMBUSH falls outside the walls of modern medicine and research.

    PROPOSAL:

    My proposal is that I PROVE that AMBUSH CURES HIV/AIDS by giving it to a number of END-STAGE or DRUG-RESISTANT people and the scientific community watches their recovery. This proposal addresses the problem in that I have already outlaid the results to be obtained.

    This IDEA is unconventional in that the scientific community has rejected AMBUSH because I say it is GOD given. Secondly if I wrote it according to certain standards, then it might be peer reviewed. However, THE LORD GOD has also shown me that there are five enzyme systems associated with the virus, reverse transcriptase, protease, fusion and two more of which causes the virus to be AIRBOURNE. This means that without DIVINE intervention mankind and ALL warm- blooded mammals will be extinct in a number of years.

    The PROOF of what I am saying is found in scientific papers wherein it is found that when the protease cuts the viral strands, it cuts it at DIFFERENT lengths EVERY time, to which it should always be a valine at the end but is a different amino acid every time. This is why it is IMPOSSIBLE to produce a VACCINE.

    Since this is NOT a hypothesis but there are about 400 individuals who have taken AMBUSH, here lies a vast area in which to check, recheck and confirm that AMBUSH CURES AIDS. Let it be mentioned that during the HIV reproductive cycle, reverse transcriptase converts viral RNA into DNA compatible to human genetic materials. Thus the human DNA has been 'hijacked' and since each person has a DIFFERENT DNA, then the new viral copy is unique to that person which shows that each individual has a DIFFERENT STRAIN of the virus. Consider two HIV positive people swapping viral strains and increasing its complexity with multiple partners.
    It can also be proposed that they be revisited as proof that the strain or strains that they had were 'killed' at the time of taking AMBUSH considering that a person can catch as many different strains as there are people who are infected by HIV.
    I am also willing to work with the scientific community in identifying those individuals who took AMBUSH and wish to be identified with this process notwithstanding that some are stigmatized while others are jubilant,

    Once AMBUSH is verified as being able to accomplish that which is aforementioned then the next stage might be the natural and artificial synthesis of the substance.

    Finally, if this is accepted or not, believed or not, THE LORD GOD always wins and this is the heavenly truth to which AMBUSH was divinely given to mankind for the CURE of HIV/AIDS and it will be here forever. Apostle Shada Mishe.

    apostleshadamishe@gmail.com

    Here is a video taped presentation that I gave at t he Martin Luther King library in Washington

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V53D1w__Po
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwuwlVBOV0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZejptOwMTzQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqcTgIAhrhc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7HPKcT_iwY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9iQfgiYAnw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RzRS6tJDM

  • mj

    The article definitely needs to clean up some of the language used to avoid "blaming" any one group of individuals.

    However, anal sex IS one sexual practice that does more easily spread HIV. This is because the tissues are more thin walled than other orifices making them more prone to tearing, at least, that's what I've been told by those who study and treat HIV patients routinely (using CAM).

  • mj

    Also, AMBUSH sounds like a pretty harsh treatment (like chemo for AIDS)... I would be skeptical that it provides these patients with healthier longevity... It may be an option for those who are in severely advanced stages of AIDS, but it sounds like it might only further disrupt immune functioning!

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