National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Stats You Need to Know
There is An Epidemic In Our Community
It's World AIDS Day. The epidemic still grips our community and Black people are still...
It's World AIDS Day. The epidemic still grips our community and Black people are still the ethnic group most affected by HIV. Knowing these facts can save your life. Black Americans represent only 12 percent of the U.S. population, but they accounted for nearly 44-percent of new HIV infections in 2009, according to the most recent report from the CDC. As alarming as those stats are, the news gets more bleak. In 2010, Blacks accounted for almost half of new AIDS diagnoses — yes, half! (All models featured in this gallery are models, not actual HIV or AIDS patients.)