Amanda Hess, who writes TBD.com‘s blog focusing on “Sex and gender, at work, in bed and on the street,” had this doozy of a correction on Oct. 8. We don’t think this can possibly be considered a Freudian slip — we hope not. Could be one to tell the grandchildren, or, well, maybe not the grandchildren.
This blog post originally stated that one in three black men who have sex with me is HIV positive. In fact, the statistic applies to black men who have sex with men.
The gist of the post is that infections amongst black men are higher than any other group. Next month two organizations will begin a campaign to focus on and address that demographic and HIV.
By the way…This item is not a knock on Hess. We only wish reporters had corrections of this courage and magnitude every day of the week.