In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we’ve compiled a list of facts regarding the illness and its impact on the black community.
- African American males have almost 7.8 times the AIDS rate as white males.
- African American females have 23 times the AIDS rate as white females.
- African American men are 7 times as likely to die from HIV/AIDS as Non-Hispanic White men.
While African Americans account for just 13% of the U.S. population, blacks account for 44% of HIV infection cases in 2010. African American women are 15 times as likely to die from HIV/AIDS as white women.
Black children are twice as likely to be diagnosed with HIV, compared to their white counterparts.
The first step to combating the disease is awareness and education. Get tested & know your status.
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