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HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle
      #254498 - 02/23/11 07:05 PM

"Black Americans account for only 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 52 percent of all new HIV infections each year. It's official: Regardless of race, we cannot afford to be in denial and believe that HIV is a white, gay disease in this country. But while the statistics are daunting, that doesn't mean that the battle cannot be won. The community as a whole needs to educate itself about the disease, and all of us need to get tested, know our status and teach those around us. Who's ready to fight back?"
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