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1:123 Florida Men Has HIV/AIDS

September 1st, 2009 by flanews

One in every 123 Florida men has HIV or AIDS, according to a new study by the Florida Department of Health.

Among African American men the ratio is much higher. One in 44 Black men has the virus. Florida has the third highest HIV-AIDS population in the country. Ronald Henderson with the Department of Health helped write the study. Henderson said men need to better protect themselves against STDs.

Men have to take responsibility for their sexual actions, their sexual health. And we, as men, generally don’t take responsibility for our health in general. So we need to look at men and require them to go to the doctors and go get annual physical examinations, including HIV tests, said Henderson.

To check out the report go to http://www.wemakethechange.com/documents/ManUpReport2009.pdf

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