Today, African Americans continue to face the most severe rates of HIV infection in the nation. The latest estimates indicate that while Blacks make up just 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for nearly half of new HIV infections and almost half of the more than one million Americans estimated to be living with HIV. The harsh reality is that 1 in 16 Black men will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their lifetime, as will 1 in 30 Black women.
I recently created a groupsite devoted to increasing our HIV/AIDS Awareness. I invite all villagers to subscribe if you have time or inclination.