“US News and World Report” Looks at HIV/AIDS Among Black Women

>> Black Womens Burden: An Epidemic of HIV – US News and World Report

This article discusses the fact that

black women continue to be struck particularly hard by the virus, new research shows. As of 2005, that group accounted for 64 percent of the more than 126,000 women who were living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate in 2006 of new infections in black women, moreover, was nearly 15 times that in white women—55.7 infections versus 3.8 infections per 100,000 women, respectively—according to the latest data, which appear in the September 12 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

For a summary of this fairly long article, see this report from the Kaiser Network.

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~ by h.e.g. on September 27, 2008.

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