AIDS is now the world's #1 killer of women from 15 to 44: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091109/ap_ … n_s_health
One in five deaths in this age group is related to unsafe sex.
In the U.S., Black males (7 times more than white males) are the highest race/gender followed by Black females (19 times higher than white women).
Eighty percent (80%) of all infections from women in the U.S. is from heterosexual contact compared to 19% from drug use: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveilla … states.htm
I referenced the CDC however this is definitely 2009 and in a couple of months it will be 2010 those percents are outdated.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/inc … nicity.htm
Here is an update:
Therefore, the HIV epidemic cannot be viewed solely through the lens of race or ethnicity. Doing so not only diminishes the significance of behavioral risk factors, but also implies that just being a member of a certain race or ethnicity increases or decreases one’s risk. That implication can lead to stigmatization of racial/ethnic groups. Stigma directed at particular racial/ethnic groups—or persons living with HIV or who engage in risk behaviors—can interfere with the goal of fighting the HIV epidemic by leading to inaccurate perceptions of risk and reluctance to talk about HIV or access HIV testing or treatment.
it is on the CDC page many times our own white population does not report what they are infected with unlike other ethnicities the facts are reported when someone comes in for testing so the breakdown you have is from 2006.
very interesting post you have going here....hmmm, I am intrigued to read further into this subject
by Debra Allen 7 years ago
Can someone write a hub on AIDS-not the HIV kind but the other AIDS diseases?
by ngureco 7 years ago
Do You Believe The Hub “Hiv Cure” - That There Is A Cure For HIV - AIDS?
by TimTurner 9 years ago
I had no idea that the U.S. didn't allow people with HIV to come into the country. Obama just lifted that ban.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091030/ap_ … obama_aids
by George Maris 7 years ago
What is the difference between HIV and AIDS, and how can I tell if I have been exposed to the virus?
by Davinagirl3 8 years ago
I argued with a man who really believed there was no correlation between the virus and AIDS. Has anyone else heard about this, or would like to expound upon it? He believed the disease was many different afflictions and that pharmaceutical companies were in cahoots to sell HIV...
by Rod Martin Jr 6 years ago
Can you catch AIDS from a mosquito bite?Talk about sharing needles! If you share a mosquito with someone ill with AIDS, can you catch the disease?
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