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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 -- Death Rate

HIV Death Rates per 100,000 Population (2010)

  African Americans Non-Hispanic White African American/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
All ages, Men 16.5 2.3 7.2
All ages, Women 7.5 0.5 15.0
Age 25-44, Men 17.1 2.5 6.8
Age 25-44, Women 10.3 0.7 14.7
Age 45-64, Men 39.8 5.6 7.1
Age 45-64, Women 16.3 1.0 16.3

Source: CDC 2013. Health, United States 2012. Table 31.
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At a Glance -- AIDS Deaths

Estimated Number of Deaths, and Death Rates, of Persons With AIDS by Year of Death, 2010

  Rate Cumulative # Deaths # Deaths % of Total Cases
African Americans 20.2 260,821 7,678 49%
White 2.4 265,052 4,668 30%
Total Population 5.0 636,048 15,529  

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 12a.
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At a Glance -- HIV Testing

Age-Adjusted Percent of HIV Testing Status Among Persons 18 Years of Age and Over, 2011

  Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Ever tested 53.4 33.6 1.6
Never tested 46.6 66.4 0.7

Source: CDC 2012. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2011. Table 41.
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