- 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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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.