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HIV (human immunodeficiency) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency) is a virus that attacks a person’s blood cells knows as CD4+ T cells.  These particular blood cells are needed to help fight diseases.  Symptoms may show up within a few weeks and resemble the flu.  Others may be infected for years with little or no symptoms.  Medication can slow down the disease and reduce the rest of transmitting it to others.  HIV left untreated can cause other health problems such as kidney, liver, and cardiovascular disease.

In 2007 there were 35,962 new cases of AIDS and 14,110 deaths.  Also in 2007 46% of the HIV cases were African Americans.  This trend has remained at a constant rate.   Among men, African Americans contact HIV 6 times more than Caucasians.  The rate of black women being infected was 15 times higher than white women.

*Caucasians contract HIV less than Hispanics and Blacks.*
During a lifetime, 1 in 16 black men will be infected with HIV and 1 in 32 black women.

After reading that statistic, there is nothing else left to say.  Get tested.  Know your status.

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Chlamydia Bacteria


As many of you already know, shortly after I lost my virginity, I caught Chlamydia from a guy who I thought was only messing with me.  I decided today to do some research on this particular disease.  I shocked to find out that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chlamydia is the reported more than any other STD since 1994.  This particular STD infected eight times more African American men and women than Caucasians.  I was 18 years old at the time and currently for females between the ages of 15-19 year old, 3,329.3 out of 100,000 are infected.  The CDC suggests that women get an annual screening because the numbers are on the rise.  With medicine Chlamydia is curable, but if it is not caught it can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain.  This infection can also be passed to an infant during childbirth.

The church needs to stop covering up sexual sins and their consequences.  “The thief comes only but to steal, kill and destroy…”  John 10:10.  He is killing our youth, slowly picking them off one by one because the church won’t tell the members to stop having sex outside of marriage.  Pastors’ won’t tell husbands to stop cheating on their wives.  2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” NIV.  Too many Christians have itchy ear syndrome.  They only want to hear good lovely things, and not the truth.  But if “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32.  It’s time out for games.  Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…”  Pastors, leaders, parents, the blood will be on your hands.

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