Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In 2009, the estimated rate of new HIV infections among black men was six and a half times as high as that of white men, and more than two and a half times as high as that of Hispanic/Latino men and of black women
In the same year, the estimated rate of new HIV infections among black women was 15 times that of white women and over three times that of Hispanic/Latina women. Of the total 5,830 new AIDS diagnoses among Hispanics in 2009, 2,645 or 45% of the cases were adults and adolescents born in other countries. The ranking of the number of new cases by place of birth is: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America, South America and Cuba. For Hispanic male homosexuals, foreign-born cases made up 60% of all new AIDS diagnoses in 2009. In Los Angeles County, between 2004 and 2011, the number of persons living with AIDS increased by 5,257 cases. Hispanic residents accounted for over half of the added cases with 40% of the total of those infected with AIDS being Hispanics. Mexican immigration is a major reason why HIV/AIDS cases are on the rise in Los Angeles County. HIV/AIDS-illegal aliens and recent immigrants are costing the American taxpayer huge amounts of money. Federal, state and local governments have difficulty providing health care for needy Americans; nevertheless, the Federal government refuses to control our borders and we keep importing millions of uneducated, Third World immigrants without the ability to care for themselves. If Americans want to reduce HIV/AIDS and reduce health care costs, we should stop immigration from areas like Haiti, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Central America and Mexico. That would be a much cheaper preventative alternative than spending billions of dollars for the treatment of HIV/AIDS cases in the United States after they arrive here.