Damn. Black Women, we have been dealt another blow.
I’m still reeling from the HIV/AIDS stats that came out last year, so this is terrible to hear. By-the-way, bid you know today, March 10th is Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2010? HIV has now become the leading cause of death among Black women ages 25 to 34. Add to that the news that CDC is reporting that 48% of Black Women in America have herpes, and you have a serious problem that no one is talking about. (Overall, the CDC estimates that one in six Americans is infected with the herpes virus.)
Black folks, we typically don’t discuss our sexual business in public, but I think we need to start being more open and honest about our sex lives. Education and Accountability are in order.
Where is the black church on this? Where is the outrage from our “leaders” and calls for education and personal responsiblity? Black women are the backbone of our communities and they are facing a major challenge. What are your thoughts on this?