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HIV/AIDS and the Deafening Silence of the Black Church

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Mandisa Thomas of the Black Non-Believers of Atlanta (BNOA) will be our guest host this Sunday.

  • June is the National HIV Testing Month. 
  • Blacks account for over 500,000 cases of HIV out of the 1.1 million cases in America.
  • The AIDS diagnosis for Blacks is 9 times than that of whites.
  • Per the Kaiser Foundation, in 2009 only 33% of African Americans claim that they have heard of AIDS as compared to 62% in 2004.
  • Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/IDS since the epidemic beginning, and that disparity has deepened over time.
  • In the Black community, HIV impacts women, youth, gay, and bi-sexual men the most.

Why has the Black church not stepped up to educate and assist the community that it claims to represent, love, and reside in?