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Why are black women getting HIV Infections?

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Black women account for the largest share of new HIV infections - 61 percent among women. That's an infection rate nearly 15 times that of White women. And most of those African-American women were infected through heterosexual activity. Why are black woman not saying anything? Why are black woman not doing anything? When white gay men were dying of AIDS it was placed on the national agenda. Why is it that everyone seems to be quiet? Let's talk about the politics of AIDS and the black community tonight on AAPP's Political Slugfest. "If you can handle the truth."