2011: The Year in African-American Health

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Blacks Still Rank Highest in HIV Infections

2011 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Blacks still rank highest among racial groups in the U.S. infected with the HIV virus. The CDC estimates show that, although African-Americans compose 14 percent of the total U.S. population, Blacks accounted for 44 percent (21,200) of all new HIV infections in 2009 — a rate almost eight times as high as that of whites.

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