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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 -- AIDS Cases and Rates (Adults)

Estimated Number of Cases and Rates (per 100,000) of AIDS, 2011

  # Cases Rate African American/
White Ratio
African American males 10,635 72.9 8.5
White males 7,101 8.6  
 
African American females 5,311 32.2 23.0
White females 1,202 1.4  
 
African American (both sexes) 15,958 41.6 9.9
White (both sexes) 8,304 4.2  

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 4a.
www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/pdf/2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf [PDF | 2.32MB]


At a Glance -- AIDS Cases and Rates (Children <13 Years)

Estimated Number of Diagnosed Cases and Rates (per 100,000) of AIDS, 2011

  Commulative # Cases # Cases Rate
African American 5,761 12 0.2
White 1,596 1 0.0
Total Population 9,521 15 0.0

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 6a.
www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/pdf/2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf [PDF | 2.32MB]


At a Glance -- AIDS Cases (Adults and Children)

Estimated Number of Cases of AIDS by Year of Diagnosis, 2011

  Cumulative # Cases # Cases % of Total Cases
African American 486,282 15,958 50%
White 435,613 8,304 26%
Total Population 1,155,792 32,052  

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 2a.
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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