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Black Americans and HIV/AIDS

This updated fact sheet highlights the epidemic’s impact on Black Americans, providing current data and trends over time. Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning, and that disparity has deepened over time. Blacks account for more new HIV infections, people estimated to be living with HIV disease, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S.

Black Women in America

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered to conduct a survey examining the opinions of black women around the nation on a wide range of issues including health care. The survey included a large oversample of African Americans to enable accurate analysis of subgroups of this population. This…

Black Celebrities Unite In Response To AIDS

NEWS RELEASE Embargoed for release until: February 6, 2012 New Greater Than AIDS PSAs and Social Media Messages Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb. 7) More than 60 Black celebrities have united with Greater Than AIDS to bring attention to the severe and disproportionate epidemic facing Black Americans and…

Women And Girls Are Greater Than AIDS

NEWS RELEASE March 6, 2012 Black Women from TV, Film and Music Speak Out in a Powerful New Message on National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10th): “Make Every Moment, A Deciding Moment” In support of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), Greater Than AIDS…

The LA Clippers Join With Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, The LA County Public Health Department and HIV/AIDS Organizations to Mobilize Fans to be “Greater Than AIDS”

LOS ANGELES — Tonight at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Clippers join with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy and the Black AIDS Institute to get out information about HIV/AIDS and reduce stigma surrounding the…

2011 Survey of DC Residents

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered to conduct a survey examining the opinions of Washington, D.C., residents on a wide range of issues including health care. This survey is the 22nd in a series of surveys dating back to 1995 that have been conducted as part of…

Medicaid’s Role for Black Americans

This fact sheet examines Medicaid’s role for black Americans. It includes data on Medicaid’s coverage of black Americans and the program’s impact on their access to care, as well as the impacts of the recent recession and the coming expansion of Medicaid under health reform on enrollment in Medicaid among…