One in 22 Blacks Will Get HIV, CDC Report Says
October 18, 2010
A new CDC report estimating the lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis for several populations found great disparities by racial/ethnic groups. Based on HIV surveillance, vital statistics, and census data from 37 states and Puerto Rico for 2007, an estimated 4.65 percent of blacks/African Americans would receive an HIV diagnosis during their lifetime, or 1 in 22, according to the new report.
The 1 in 22 risk was more than twice the estimated lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis for Hispanics/Latinos (1.92 percent, or 1 in 52) and eight times that of whites (0.59 percent, or 1 in 170), the report found.
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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