Structural interventions with an emphasis on poverty and racism

Renata Arrington Sanders, Jonathan M. Ellen

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Abstract

HIV/AIDS continues to disproportionately affect African Americans. While African Americans represent 13% of the U.S. population, they account for nearly 50% of new HIV/AIDS infections (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2008; McKinnon, 2003). Disproportionate rates are seen most among African American men who have sex with men (MSM) and women. Many African Americans at risk for acquiring HIV or other STIs disproportionately live in poverty and are plagued by communities with high rates of homelessness, unemployment, incarceration and substance abuse/dependence (Adimora & Schoenbach, 2005). How such factors increase the probability of exposure is very complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAfrican Americans and HIV/AIDS
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding and Addressing the Epidemic
PublisherSpringer
Pages255-270
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780387783208
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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