However, those committed to bigotry, and further negative stereotyping, used that information and generalized it as gay men lived only to the age of 42, whether or not they had HIV. They countered the truth about HIV with the myth that it was an INEVITABLE part of being gay, and responsible for all the deaths of gay men. This endangered straight young people thinking that only gay people got HIV.
Hetero black women account for infection rates commiserate with gay men. People of color suffer MUCH higher health pathology, and have lower access to medical care, and insurance, and die earlier than their white counterparts.
But no one suggests black people shouldn't marry because of it.