Ignorance Invites Infection with Minority Women and HIV/AIDS
As a Black woman, I would be remiss if I did not speak out about this issue– especially since same sex infidelity -- better known in the Black community as the “down low” is the primary way that minority women are contracting HIV. I think a major part of the problem is that many minority women are unaware of the facts about HIV/AIDS – the statistics, methods of transmission, the prevalence of the disease among Black/immigrant women, and circumstance and situations in their lifestyles that put them at risk for this disease.
Far too many minority or immigrant women are ignorant about these things concerning HIV/AIDS, and that ignorance invites infection.
For immigrant women, ignorance about HIV/AIDS can take many forms. But if you’re like most immigrant women, your ignorance regarding HIV/AIDS will fall into two main categories:
1. ignorance about the latest facts and statistics regarding minority women and HIV/AIDS.
2. ignorance of the circumstances in your lifestyle which could inadvertently put you at risk for HIV infection.
Let’s take a closer look at these two areas of ignorance which put minority women at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Ignorance About HIV/AIDS Facts And Statistics