HIV among African Americans
Published Date:February 2014
Corporate Authors:National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Keywords:Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/Ethnology/Statistics/United States
African Americans/Diseases/Statistics/United States
African Americans/Statistics/United States
AIDS (Disease)/Statistics/United States
HIV Infections/Ethnology/Statistics/United States
HIV Infections/Statistics/United States
Population Surveillance/United States
Description:HV is a crisis in African American communities, threatening the health and well-being of African American men and women across the United States. While African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV and AIDS of any racial/ ethnic group in the nation, prevention efforts have helped to maintain stability in the annual number of new HIV infections among African Americans for more than a decade. Additionally, recent CDC data found indications of an encouraging decline in new infections among African American women. Still, African American heterosexual women continue to be far more affected by HIV than women of any other race or ethnicity, and young black gay and bisexual men now account for more new infections than any other group in the United States.
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