Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]
In our May 25 issue, we reported a quote by Phill Wilson, director of the Black AIDS Institute, which said that “nearly 70 percent of the new HIV/AIDS cases in America are among black women.” (See “AIDS at 25: Lives lost, lives changed” online at www.pridesource.com)
Actually, as Wilson wrote in an Aug. 8, 2005 editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times that is published on the Black AIDS Institute’s Web site, 69 percent of new infections in women are found in African-American women.
BTL apologizes for the error and thanks Eve Mokotoff, HIV/AIDS epidemiology manager of the HIV/STD and Other Bloodborne Infections Surveillance Section of the Michigan Department of Community Health, for bringing it to our attention.
For more information on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America visit http://www.blackaids.org.