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An Overview of HIV/AIDS in Black America

Black Americans account for more HIV and AIDS cases, people estimated to be living with AIDS, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. Today, Black Americans make up about 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for half of all new AIDS cases. And, despite medical advances which have sharply reduced HIV-related mortality rates for all racial/ethnic groups, HIV death rates are still significantly higher for Black Americans than other groups.

The following chartpacks provide a detailed look at HIV/AIDS in Black America:

Chartpack: July 2007 (.pdf)

icon_charts_data.gifChartpack: August 2006 (.pdf) – Presentation for the Black AIDS Institute Special Symposium titled “Moving Forward: The State of AIDS in Black America” on August 13, 2006, at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada. Speakers included Rev. Jesse Jackson, president and founder, Rainbow Push Foundation; Julian Bond, chairman NAACP; Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder, National Action Network; Phil Wilson, executive director, Black AIDS Institute; and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)