HIV IN BLACK AMERICA

According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) African Americans accounted for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents (aged 13 years and older) in 2010, despite representing only 12% of the U.S. population.

INFORMATION ABOUT HIV AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS

ANYONE CAN GET HIV! It doesn’t matter what race/ethnicity you are or if you’re young, old, male, female, gay, straight or bisexual. However, despite representing a smaller proportion (12%) of the United States population, African Americans count for half of the HIV diagnoses. African Americans are eight times more likely than whites to be diagnosed with HIV and experience the highest rates of AIDS related deaths. There are 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with the HIV virus and more than 500,000 are African American. UNLESS WE PREVENT IT 1 in 16 black men will be infected with HIV in their lifetime and 1 in 32 black women will be infected with HIV in their lifetime. The following links will provide you with information on HIV among African Americans including information and resources to help in preventing the spread of HIV in Black America.

FACTSHEETS
HIV AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS - CDC
HIV IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY - BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE
NEW HIV INFECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES - CDC
HIV AMONG BLACK MSM - CDC
HIV AND AIDS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH - CDC
ON THE DOWN LOW IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY - BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE
HIV TESTING IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY - BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE

WEB SITES
ACT AGAINST AIDS
THE BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE
WE ARE GREATER THAN AIDS
NATIONAL MINORITY AIDS COUNCIL