Saturday, February 26, 2005

HIV Infection Rate Among Blacks Doubles

Jeff Donn reports for the Associated Press on research presented in Boston at the 12th Annual Retrovirus Conference that:

The HIV infection rate has doubled among blacks in the United States over a decade while holding steady among whites — stark evidence of a widening racial gap in the epidemic, government scientists said Friday.

The study on which Donn's report is based excluded the homeless, soldiers, and prisoners, making it likely that the infection rate in the African-American community may be higher. Adding insult to injury, the study shows that as much as 44 percent of those who need to be in treatment in this country are not.

1 comment:

maggie.danhakl@healthline.com said...

Hi Carolyn,

I hope this finds you well. Healthline just released an informative article with graphics regarding HIV/AIDs facts in the US and around the World. The page details who is being effected and the cost of treatment. You can check out the resource here: http://www.healthline.com/health/hiv-aids/facts-statistics-infographic

This valuable, med-reviewed information shows the need to continueeducating people on prevention and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. I thought this would be a great resource for your audience, and I am writing to ask if you would include it as a source of information on your page: http://texasaidsblog.blogspot.com/2005/02/hiv-infection-rate-among-blacks.html

Please let me know if this would be possible. I’m happy to answer any other questions as well.

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