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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||African Americans and HIV/AIDS|
|Subtitle of host publication||Understanding and Addressing the Epidemic|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|
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