Wow. This goes back to my idea of not just a condom but the condom genital bib. It would be a condom that had a bib at the bottom to cover your entire sexual area. Maybe people are not as upset anymore when they get a herpes diagnosis because of HIV? I can imagine a person saying to themself, "Hey it's just herpes, it isn't HIV". I think it is interesting women are twice as infected as men, and this must be partly from the mucus membrane issue and partly due to more women having sex than men. Remember we are descended from 80% of the women in history but only 40% of the men.
This sentence does not make sense to me: "Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do 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". A cause is also the result? That does not make sense. A big cause is lower rates of condom use. The comments section is an interesting mix of calling out the study for PC talk, racism, lame defenses, and some comedy. Protect the politically correct narrative at all costs!!!