According to a recent report, the rate of HIV infections among Black women is five times higher than originally thought.
The CDC estimates that 1 in 32 Black women are HIV positive.
However, a recent study conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network reveals that the situation is much worse. Women constitute one quarter of new HIV infections in the US; 66 percent of these women are Black women, even though they only represent 14 percent of the US female population.
The rate of HIV infection among Black women is comparable to those in sub-Saharan Africa.