National HIV Testing Day: Take the Test, Take Control

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Black Women and HIV

In 2009, Black women accounted for 30 percent of the estimated new HIV infections among all Blacks, according to the CDC. The estimated rate of new HIV infections for Black women was more than 15 times that of white women, and more than three times that of Latina women. Eighty-five percent of Black women were infected through heterosexual sex.

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