While Bostonians brag that the average AIDS death rate in Boston dropped from 49 deaths per 100,000 population (and 135 per 100,000 Blacks) in the 1990's to "only" 14.4 in 2002 ("only" 72 TIMES higher than all of East Asia), and while they take credit that "Major strides have occurred in reducing AIDS mortality", they ignore that the ONLY reason the AIDS death rate dropped so dramatically is that so many Catholic priests and other homosexuals were killed by AIDS and wiped out all the AIDS carriers. Legalizing gay marriage, promoting "free" condoms, in the midst of an AIDS epidemic is the BEST way to reverse that dramatic trend, so of course they DID.

In the MYBRS, 2% of boys identified as gay. 1% identified as gay and HAD had gay sex and the other 1% identified as gay and NEVER had gay sex. The UN AIDS project reports that heterosexuals are "only a fraction of 1% of all AIDS deaths, which means that homoosexuals are 99+% of all AIDS deaths. Therefore the rate of AIDS deaths amongst homosexuals in the early 1990's in Boston was 49 per 1,000 per year. If such a high AIDS death rate could be sustained, than all homosexuals would die of AIDS within 20.4 years. Blacks with AIDS died at the rate of 135 per 1,000 Blacks, which means that all homosexual Blacks would die of AIDS within 7.4 years.

This is the ONLY explanation for the relatively dramatic decrease in the AIDS death rate. Our medical and science experts could to nothing about AIDS but to observe and report its progress, which was much easier to do today with computers and the internet. Had it not been for the surgical precision with which AIDS killed almost exclusively homosexuals, the AIDS pandemic would have gotten so far out of control that it would have wiped out the entire human population within decades.



7.3.3 Rates of STDs, Hepatitis C, HIV infection, and AIDS mortality by race, Boston and neighborhood

Why is this important?

In the US, unprotected sexual intercourse accounts each year for 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted disease (STD)—including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis—that can cause infertility in men and women, affect the health and survival of babies, and increase the risk of HIV transmission. Prevention initiatives to reduce rates of STDs, as well as hepatitis C and HIV, ideally include interventions to improve knowledge about prevention strategies, efficacy, and access to resources, such as condoms, to help reduce risk. Although rates of HIV infection in particular have declined in the last 20 years, rates are uneven across ethnic lines. Nationally, the CDC is tracking a resurgent HIV epidemic among young homosexual or bisexual men of color and increasing rates of infection among heterosexual women.

How are we doing?

In 2005, the average city-wide rate of sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) in Boston was 815 incidents per 100,000 residents, an increase of 14% above the 2000 rate. The number of new and diagnosed cases of STDs more than doubled in the South End from 2004 to 2005. The incidence of STDs in the Fenway neighborhood spiked in 2002 but fell to below 2000-2001 levels, well below the city-wide average, in 2004 and 2005.

Generally, HIV/AIDS incidence rates (the rate of newly diagnosed cases) for Boston residents have been declining. The AIDS incidence rate for 2005 was the lowest in a decade. HIV incidence rates in 2005 were highest among the 40-49 age group (127 per 100,000), followed by the 30-39 age group (75 per 100,000). Major strides have occurred in reducing AIDS mortality since the mid-1990s, with mortality rates falling from 49 deaths per 100,000 in 1992 to 14.4 deaths per 100,000 in 2002.

There are dramatic differences in rates of AIDS incidence across race/ethnicity in Boston. For example, the incidence rate for blacks in 2005 was 2.75 times that for whites; the incidence rate for Latinos is similarly 2.5 times the rate for whites. Both the incidence rate of HIV/AIDS and the HIV/AIDS mortality rate for males is more than triple the rate for women.

The incidence of hepatitis C grew dramatically between 1998 and 2000 and remained at the higher rate through 2003 and then rose from 2003 to 2004. However, rates declined to nearly 1999 rates in 2005.

"Sexually transmitted disease incidence rates by neighborhood, 2000-2005"
"New STD data released in 2008"
"Incidence of Reported HIV/AIDS by Age Group, Boston 2005"
"New HIV/AIDS by age data released in 2008"
"Incidence of Reported HIV/AIDS by Race/Ethnicity, Boston, 1999-2005"
"New HIV/AIDS by race/ethnicity data released in 2008"
"Hepatitis C Incidence Rates, New Cases per 100,000 Residents, Boston, 1991-2005"
"New Hepatitis C data released in 2008"
"Rates of Newly Diagnosed AIDS Cases, Boston, 1998 to 2005"
"New Cases of HIV/AIDS data released in 2008"