Courtland Milloy: AIDS is D.C.’s Silent Stalker of Women
The Washington Post: Can we talk frankly about HIV/AIDS and black women? No? I didn’t think so. After all, who cares to tell sassy little Keisha that if she doesn’t stop mistaking sex for love, her next mistake could be her last. Of course, that wouldn’t be “age appropriate,” now, would it? What about the Widow Jones? Since her husband passed, she has been dating again. Will somebody please tell her that her new dude is on the down low — surreptitiously having sex with men — then bringing it to bed with her? Can’t do that, either. Why meddle in her business? After all, AIDS is only the fourth-leading cause of death for black women ages 45 to 54. Let the good sister have her fun — while it lasts.
You might have noticed that I’m focusing on women and AIDS. Speaking frankly, that’s because it’s up to women to save their own lives. When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, too many men are not trying to protect you. Most of the time, they are just trying to have sex.
Quite frankly, you would have thought more women would have caught on by now. Read More.