Back to homepage

Real Estate Appraisals Forum

Back to the forum index
Linear

Burden of HIV highest for blacks, CDC rpt (health)

by AC @, Sunday, February 06, 2011, 22:30
edited by AC, Monday, February 07, 2011, 06:44

Although blacks make up only 13.6% of the U.S. population, they account for 50.3% of all diagnosed cases of HIV, federal health officials reported.

The rate of HIV diagnosis among black men is eight times that of whites, and the rate for black women is 19 times that of whites, finds a new analysis of data from 37 states by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"What this study confirms is the severe and disproportionate burden of disease borne by African Americans when it comes to HIV," said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

Compared to Hispanic men, black men have twice the rate of HIV infection, and black women are four times as likely as Hispanic women to have an HIV diagnosis, according to the Feb. 4 edition of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Finish reading this at: USAtoday

  488 views
RSS Feed of thread
4608 Postings in 1536 Threads, 4 registered users, 5 users online (0 registered, 5 guests)
RSS Postings  RSS Threads | Contact

Home | National & Worldwide Online Newspapers | Online Games | Mortgage Fraud Blog