Chlamydia among Blacks is 6x higher than Whites!!

Discussion in 'Black Health and Wellness' started by panafrica, May 12, 2004.

  1. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    According to an article in the NY Daily News the Clamydia rate among African Americans exceeds every other race in the country:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/192483p-166361c.html

    African Americans usually lead other races in other STDs as well as. I think we have to explore why our infection rates are so high, and make necessary changes to our lifestyles.
     
  2. Ralfa'il

    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You know what......

    I think the REPORTED cases of STD's are higher among black people because so many of us frequent public clinics and community hospitals where these statistics are kept; where as most white people go to private doctors and hospitals where their files are kept confidential.
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  3. Nisa

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    I agree !!
     
  4. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You are probably correct about that brother Ralfa'il...still can't hurt to wrap it up!
     
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    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WRAP DAT PICKLE UP!!
     
  6. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wrap it up & be selective about where you put it!
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    Good point.
     
  8. FiveAlive

    FiveAlive Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Private physicians are required to report certain infectious diseases to their state health departments--all STDs are among them. They are, of course, required to maintain the confidentiality of the patients' identities, so the reporting theory is not correct.
     
  9. Ralfa'il

    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Karma

    Thanx





    Five

    Private physicians are required to report certain infectious diseases to their state health departments--all STDs are among them. They are, of course, required to maintain the confidentiality of the patients' identities, so the reporting theory is not correct.

    We all know that on sensative social issues, what clinics are required to do and what they actually do is as far as East is from West.

    They won't even send in the information on how many white girls are getting abortions.

    Ain't no doctor gonna send in a report to the government detailing some wealthy married white man's sexual disease he caught from a prostitute.

    He'd jump off a bridge first.
     
  10. FiveAlive

    FiveAlive Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The reports don't give personal information.
     
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