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HIV/AIDS and African-Americans

N TIONAL HIV TESTING DAY TOO FEW PEOPLE ARE GETTING TESTED FOR HIV Blacks account for nearly half of new infections each year - approximately 44%. 1n10 Just over half Number of of U.S. adults, African-Americans that ages 18-64, report having been tested for HIV, report not getting tested because they are worried about confidentiality. At some point in their life, HIV is the third leading cause of death among Black men and women Although Blacks/African Americans represent approximately of the US population, 1 IN 16 14% Black/African American aged 35-44. men will receive a diagnosis of HIV. 20% they account for almost 50% people of those living with HIV in the Estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS don't know they are infected. According to the Black AIDS Institute, if Black America were its own United States. country, it would rank 16th in the world in the number of people with HIV – ahead of Ethiopia, i 58% Botswana and Haiti. Percentage of African-Americans that say they want more information about where to go to get tested. ...AND IT'S ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS Source: 2011 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS. The Kaiser Family Foundation. June 2011. Source: CDC Fact Sheet - HIV and AIDS among African Americans. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. November 2011.

HIV/AIDS and African-Americans

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In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, this infographic highlights the impact HIV/AIDS has on the African American community and the importance of testing. Although Blacks represent 14 percent of...






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