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HIV and the United States Black population

According to the US Census Bureau. in 2010 there were 42 millionAfrican Americans in America of the total population of 308.7 million. The black population exceeded 500,000 in 15 states. Blacks were the largest minority group in 24 states, compared with 20 states in which Hispanics were the largest minority group.

Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino communities have been disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS in America.

In 2009 the highest percentage of new HIV diagnoses were among those aged 40-44 years.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish HIV statistics for 40 states and 5 dependent areas with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting. AIDS statistics include all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the 5 dependent areas.

 

HIV and AIDS statistics by race/ethnicity

Blacks/African Americans accounted for half of all new HIV diagnoses and just under half of new AIDS diagnoses in 2009. Of the total number of people living with an HIV diagnosis in 2008 in the 40 U.S. states and 5
dependent areas, 46% were black/African American; 31.6% white; 20% Hispanic/Latino; 1.3%multiple races; 0.6% Asian; 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native; and 0.04% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.

Among men diagnosed with AIDS in 2009, 56% of black/African American men, 65% of Hispanic/Latino men and 79% of white men became infected with HIV through male-to-male sexual contact. Among women diagnosed with AIDS in 2009, 78% of black/African American women, 75% of Hispanic/Latino women and 68% of white women became infected through heterosexual contact.

via United States Statistics by Race and Age.


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