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Let’s Face the Facts: 1 in 2 Black Women Have Herpes

Your Black World Staff

It’s time to face the facts. Health studies and reports show that the black community has a sexually transmitted disease epidemic on their hands.  Some people in the black community have speculated that a continued lack of good decision-making has allowed the spread of STDs. Many women will sleep with a man who has had numerous s****l partners or has children with multiple women and not consider the severity of their actions.

Women need to better protect themselves. In order to do this, there needs to be better education in the black community. Studies have shown that 50% of black women have herpes which is half of the women in the community. Herpes is not the only thing to worry about. Half of all new HIV/AIDS cases are black women.

This is where accountability comes in. With STD screening and free condoms available at local clinics, there is no reason why STDs should be spreading so rapidly. Requiring your partner to get screened before engaging in any intimacy should be the first step for everyone. After the results come back, even if they are negative, both partners should engage in preventative and protective methods (like male or female condoms) against STDS.

Black women must take precautions to protect themselves. Ten-thousand black women die yearly from sexually transmitted diseases. Resistance to awareness will not stop this epidemic. Only through a continued lack of awareness, lack of education and lack of accountability will this epidemic spread.  We all have to do better.

25 Responses to Let’s Face the Facts: 1 in 2 Black Women Have Herpes

  1. Nerissa Heffelbower Reply

    March 21, 2014 at 5:53 am

    This brings back again recollections. At my to start with bookselling career numerous moons ago I had been struggling with placing a floor display screen with each other and the (quite funny) owner walked by and stopped to watch me. He acted type of annoyed wit me and asked, “Can’t you figure that out?” He then took if from me and smashed his foot and leg proper in the base and walked away wearing it.

  2. mike Reply

    November 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Poorly written, but highlights an important issue. Black women are getting sick at a much higher rate than any other group. Very scary article, but I think the writer meant for that.

  3. Dr. JAE Reply

    November 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    The CDC study did not reach this conclusion.

  4. Fatima Reply

    November 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Statistics isnt fact. I can conduct focus groups of @ risk women on std’s..CDC been lying to our Community for years. Remember The Tuskegee experient African American healthy strong men was injected with Syphilis .Planned Parenthood was the finacial backing Bill Gates Sr.(eugenics)

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