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HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown

HIV IN BLACK AMERICA a visual breakdown Whether you are male or female, gay or straight, live in an urban area or a rural area, if you are a person of color -- especially an African-American -- you are disproportionately at risk for contracting HIV. It's important to remember that knowledge is power -- and knowing exactly what the numbers are behind the HIV epidemic among African Americans is the first empowered step in joining the fight against HIV. THE EPIDEMIC BY THE NUMBERS HOWEVER, African Americans African Americans count for 12% of the count for 47% of all 47% U.S. population new HIV infections 12% Percentage of all infections among gay and bisexual men nationwide 38% Black gay and bisexual MSM black men who have sex with men account for 72% of those black male infections. BLACK MEN 70 account for 70% of all infections in the black men 72 34% White men community 24% Latinos 3% Asians Black men are about 7.8x more likely to contract HIV than white men RATE RATE 14.5/100k 112.8/100k WHITE MEN BLACK MEN Black women account for 29% of infections HIV infection is among the top 10 leading causes of death for black females 10-54 50% 2008 among all black people, down from 50% in 2008 29% 2013 10 yrs old 54 yrs old of infections among black women are due to heterosexual sex BLACK WOMEN are more likely to contract HIV than white women and latinas 87% 20x 5x WHITE WOMEN LATINAS PREVENTION CHALLENGES African Americans have a high HIV prevalence rate, and often tend to date within their own race/ethnic communities, which means they are at greater risk for HIV African Americans experience higher rates of other sexually transmitted infections (STIS). When you have another STI, it is often easier to become infected with HIV STIS Higher than for any other race. The socioeconomic issues associated with poverty -- limited access to high-quality health care, housing, HIV prevention education -- directly and indirectly increase risk for HIV infection, and affect the health of those people living with HIV Lack of awareness of HIV 28% status -- mostly due to poor HIV education -- affects HIV rates in the African American community. Lack of awareness of status can lead to late African Americans' POVERTY diagnoses and a concurrent AIDS diagnosis RATE FEAR RNEGATIVE SINFECTION HIGH-RISK TESTING Rather than seeking counseling and testing, many hide their high-risk behavior due to fear of stigma more than fear of infection ENEGATIVE DISCRIMINATION PERCEPTIONS STIGMAW O STIGMAR: O HIGH-RISK M NEGATIVE HIGH-RISK PERCEPTIONS E ZHIVHOMOPHOBIALOMOPHOBIA O HIGH-RISK EETESTING EPERCEPTIONS ENEGATIVE SOURCE: http://www.nbgmac.org/The_12_Cities_Project.html http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/PDF/HIV_among_African_Americans_final.pdf http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?ID=3019 http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/index.htm http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/general/slides/Epi-HIV-infection.pdf http://www.thebody.com/content/63623/hiv-among-women.html THE BODY.COM The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource, Design by: C.Robles LACK OF AWARENESS

HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown

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Whether you are male or female, gay or straight, live in an urban area or a rural area, if you are a person of color -- especially an African-American -- you are disproportionately at risk for contrac...

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