HIV/AIDS has been a problem in the
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These rates are incredibly alarming. One explanation for why the HIV/AIDS rates has increased is due to the high levels of STI’s in the
The fact that the South and the African American population is greatly suffering from this disease needs to be addressed. Comprehensive Sexuality Education programs need to be instituted to educate people about STI’s, HIV/AIDS and contraceptives. People need to know how to protect themselves. They are not learning it through medically inaccurate, gender stereotyping, religion promoting, homophobic and shame based abstinence-only programs.
Call on your Representatives to support the Responsible Education About Life Act. Our lives depend on it.
For additional information:Sexuality Information and Education Council of the
** I'll report more soon about the rising rates of HIV/AIDS among Latinos. I know there is so much more to say and connects with this than I've written....the need to talk about BGLT issues in communities of color (which we have mentioned before on this blog), the fact that many wealthy white populations are getting sex education for their children even though the state doesn't offer it, where federal funding for HIV/AIDS is going etc etc. If anyone wants to tackle any of these or has something specific they would like to hear more about in regard to this issue let me know in the comments and I'll get on it.