Saturday, June 13, 2009

The challenge of HIV for African-Americans

In the last decade, HIV has undergone a huge shift, moving from a gay, white male disease to a largely African-American epidemic. African-Americans are more likely to contract HIV and to die from its complications, including AIDS, than whites. African-American women, in particular, bear the brunt of the disease, making up 61% of newly diagnosed female HIV patients in the United States while African-American men make up 46% of all newly diagnosed males with the virus.

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