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10 statistics of AIDS in the United States

December 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Ouch

I saw this great French poster for AIDS and wanted to share it with everyone. It does make you think twice about getting it on if it’s hanging on your bedroom wall.

Although I’m pretty sure somewhere someone in the world has attempted sex with a scorpion, unsuccessfully.

10 Statistics of AIDS in the United States

For a society so in love with statistics, the numbers on AIDS in the United States is not very comprehensive.

571,438 people living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2007

75% of people living with AIDS are men

3792 children living with AIDS

44,048 diagnosis of HIV in 2007

14,561 deaths from AIDS in 2007

The overall numbers are less than what I expected. Although 75% of people living AIDS are men statistic was a bit of a shock. I remember in the movie And the Band Played On, the initial discovery of the HIV virus was within the gay community of LA, New York, and San Francisco. I guess the disease is still for the most part still in the gay community.

10 Worldwide AIDS statistics on World AIDS day

A few graphs

Breakdowns by race

African Americans account for approximately 13.5% of the total population of the US, and yet they account for 44.1% of all AIDS patients? What’s up with that? I know there can’t be possibly that man black gay men, so is it because of immigration from Africa? Either way this stat is difficult to explain.

Asians on the other hand, account for 4.4% of the population but only 1% of AIDS patients. My guess is that Asians have fewer sexual partners and less sex overall. Does that mean the African American population are just having incredible amounts of sex? Dang…

Breakdown by method of infection

Okay, I tend to stay away from male-to-male sexual contact and I don’t inject myself with drugs. So that keeps me safe from 75% of the causes of AIDS. But WTF is high risk heterosexual contact? I know unprotected with a $5 prostitute is probably on the list, but what else does it include? That 24% piece of pie is gonna make me think twice next time I…

Through the years

Well, the US does have a pretty decent health care system that has managed to control the epidemic to some degree. However, I find it difficult to believe that someone out there hasn’t found a cure yet. Maybe they’re just sitting on it and milking the AIDS patients and letting them live with AIDS and not curing it. I hope that’s not the case, but Chris Rock may be right.

A few more stats to think about

1.1 million people thought to be living with AIDS

You may notice the discrepancy between that last stat with the number 571,438  above. This is because anonymous tests and home tests are not included in the test results, and also:

1 in 5 people living with HIV but have not been diagnosed or reported

So this is a warning to everyone who enjoys male-to-male sexual contact, injecting yourself with needles, and high risk heterosexual sexual contact (Sigh).

If you like it then you should’ve put a condom on it,

if you like it then you should’ve put a condom on it.

Spread this information, and make everyone aware.

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10 amazing Michael Jordan career stats

November 25, 2009 19 comments

Welcome MJ fans!

Michael Jordan was, and still is the greatest basketball player that has ever played the game. There might be a player in the future who will score more, or win more championships and MVP titles, but there will never be another player who brought as much of an impact to the sport of basketball as Michael Jordan.

To show my appreciation of all that he has done for the sport, and for athletes in general, I am putting together a virtual biography of Michael Jordan.

How Michael Jordan became Michael Jordan

I consider myself lucky to have watched Michael play during his championship years in Chicago. It was always a great experience since you never know what he was going to accomplish each night. Unfortunately many of his great games came against my beloved Knicks of the late 90’s, but I still had a great deal of respect for Jordan.

His airness

For those who never watched him play live, it is difficult to get a sense of how great he was relative to everyone else in the game at the time. There is no doubt in my mind that if Jordan were to enter the NBA now as a rookie, he would still be able to dominate.

10 things you didn’t know about Michael Jordan

Here are 10 of Michael Jordan’s career stats that I thought were outstanding and deserves to be mentioned.

1. 6 NBA championships

The only current player who comes close to that is Kobe with 4 championships. 3 of which he earned with the help of Shaq.

First championship

2. 5 time regular season MVP

No current player has more than 2 (Duncan, Nash)

3. 30.1 career scoring average

If Jordan did not come back and play for the Wizards after a 3 year retirement, this number would be even higher. With the Wizards he never averaged more than 23 points per game.

4.172 games with 40 or more points

37 of those games came within a 2 year period between 1986-1987

Rising above the rest

5. 39 games with 50 or more points

Holy crap…

6. 10 scoring titles

Allen Iverson leads all current players with 4, and doesn’t look like he’ll get a chance at a 5th.

7. 3 retirements

Imagine how many more championships and scoring titles he would have earned without those 4 years off.

Basketball stud, baseball dud

8. 2 Olympic gold medals

The best dream team there ever was.

9. 32292 regular season points scored

Good enough for 3rd place all time behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Karl Malone

10. #1 of 50 greatest players in NBA history

Nuff said.

Will there ever be another player as great as Michael Jordan? No.

No other player can have as large an impact on the game of basketball as Michael Jordan. He not only brought the game to another level with his on court performances, he also helped to expand and popularize the game world wide. He is the idol of countless kids across the world who would never have picked up a basketball if it wasn’t for Michael Jordan.

Now that he is retired from the game, he continues to be a role model through his businesses and other ventures. His line of Air Jordans basketball shoes are very successful, and they are complimented by Jordan’s messages to young athletes to work hard and to not be afraid of failure.

10 of Michael Jordan’s messages for young athletes

Michael Jordan, great basketball player, great ambassador of the game, great role model, great man.