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    Posted: Jun 26 2014 at 7:51pm
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Lisa Ling Investigates The Rising Rate Of HIV In Washington, D.C.'s Poorest Wards (VIDEO)




 
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Daphnie is a 56-year-old woman in Washington, D.C. who has been living with HIV for nearly two decades. In the district's poorest wards, HIV infection rates are soaring among straight, black women.

In an effort to understand why, Lisa Ling talks with Daphnie and her mother about the disease, which disproportionately affects black Americans. In the above "Our America with Lisa Ling" video, she asks the women why they think HIV is so pervasive in their community.

Daphnie, who now works as a case manager at an organization that provides resources to women with HIV and AIDS, and says healthcare is an issue. "You don't have a lot of blacks who go regular to get checkup," she says. "That doesn't happen."

Another woman who works in a D.C. public health clinic tells Ling that when her clinic offered free testing, the stigma surrounding HIV stopped many people from getting tested. "They didn't want other people to know they were being tested for it," she says.

Daphnie's mother believes the stigma centers around a lack of education. "I myself was uneducated and I did not become educated until my daughter got sick, which I’m ashamed to say," she says.

"Our America with Lisa Ling" explores the silent spread of HIV on Thursday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.


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I will be watching.
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man this is crazy. according to the stats I wonder how many members here have HIV? I am not making a joke. I just think its crazy. I get tested at least once per year! Thank GOD I am free of this- but at least people feel like they can come clean- instead of living in shame and silence.
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Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

man this is crazy. according to the stats I wonder how many members here have HIV? I am not making a joke. I just think its crazy. I get tested at least once per year! Thank GOD I am free of this- but at least people feel like they can come clean- instead of living in shame and silence.

Ain't no poor people on BHM.
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I might watch this. Maybe it will help me understand why in this day people are still contracting an easily avoidable disease.
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Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

man this is crazy. according to the stats I wonder how many members here have HIV? I am not making a joke. I just think its crazy. I get tested at least once per year! Thank GOD I am free of this- but at least people feel like they can come clean- instead of living in shame and silence.


Ain't no poor people on BHM.
I think most are poor,that's why they spend so much time on this forum waiting for a something amazing to happen???
but all jokes aside this is still killing Black women at an alarming rate!
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I think part of it is due to having Sex with strangers/and infected partners and please don't say condoms because they are not 100 percent effective
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aren't you on here waiting to find a man?

how poor are you?
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


aren't you on here waiting to find a man?

how poor are you?
awwww shyt lets………………………..
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


aren't you on here waiting to find a man?

how poor are you?
loving husband, do you think I am waiting on a women's forum to find a man you are mistaken that don't even make any logic? there is no shame in being poor as long as one is working on it?
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