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South Carolina: African Americans and HIV/AIDS

February 7, 2003

  • In South Carolina, AIDS is the third leading cause of death for racial and ethnic minorities ages 25-44. Nationally, AIDS is the leading cause of death for African Americans ages 25-44.
  • In South Carolina in 2000, 78 percent of newly reported HIV infections were among African Americans.
  • African-American women ages 18-45 make up 83 percent of the 4,140 HIV infections among women in South Carolina.
  • In 2000, the rate of infection among African Americans in South Carolina was 60 people per 100,000.

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State (Columbia, S.C.)
02.07.03



  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 

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