Tuesday, March 09, 2010

"It's about suppression"

Anyone else remember the funny Valtrex ads from the late 90s that were all about suppressing herpes flare ups so people could bike ride, hike and kayak with their attractive loved ones? Obviously, people thought Valtrex would make herpes easy to manage and impossible to pass on. Now 1 in 6 Americans has genital herpes. Come on people, wrap it up.

I just want to point out a quote from this article that tries to explain the higher rate of infection in the black community (39% of black adults)...

"the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do (sic) to increased risk
behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible
as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities"

That statement by Dr. John Douglas makes no sense. The higher rate of infection in blacks is due to the higher rate of infection within the black community. The reason is the same as the problem just reworded??? So there is no behavioral risk involved when the article I linked to yesterday clearly said there was with HIV, and HIV and genital herpes spread in similar ways. Back to back sex related articles I link to blame black women for something. That is wrong. It takes two to tango.

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