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Kai Chandler Lois Crenshaw Gary Paul Wright Fortunata Kasege Keith Green Lois Bates Greg Braxton Vanessa Austin Bernard Jackson

HIV/AIDS and African Americans

August 20, 2013

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At a Glance -- HIV Infection Cases by Transmission (Adults)

Estimated Number of Male Adults or Adolescents (>13 Years) Living With HIV infection Year-End 2010, by Transmission Category

Transmission # of African American
Cases
% of African American Cases # of White Cases % of White Cases
Male-to-male sexual contact 134,746 55% 205,195 81%
Injection drug use 45,764 19% 16,444 6%
Heterosexual contact 46,749 19% 9,299 4%
Male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use 16,807 7% 21,689 9%
Other 834 0.3% 1,729 0.7%
Estimated Total 247,227   254,874  

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 17a.
www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/pdf/2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf [PDF | 2.32MB]

Estimated Number of Female Adults or Adolescents (>13 Years) Living With HIV Infection Year-End 2010 by Transmission Category

Transmission # of African American Cases % of African American Cases # of White Cases % of White Cases
Heterosexual contact 100,625 75% 25,762 64%
Injection drug use 30,042 22% 13,382 33%
Other 906 0.7% 586 1%
Estimated Total

134,171

 

40,270

 

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 17a.
www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/pdf/2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf [PDF | 2.32MB]

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This article was provided by Office of Minority Health. Visit OMH's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.

See Also
TheBody.com's HIV/AIDS Resource Center for African Americans
HIV and Me: An African American's Guide to Living With HIV
More HIV Statistics on the African-American Community


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