Black MSM are 14 times more likely to test positive for HIV than white MSM.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Fenway Health has created this infographic that highlights some eye-opening facts about the impact HIV/AIDS has on black men who have sex with men. Help raise awareness by sharing this infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
And don’t forget to: Get Educated. Get Tested. Get Involved. Get Treated.
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February 7, 2013 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that black Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2010, despite making up only 14% of the population. That year, HIV incidence among blacks was almost eight times higher than that of whites.
Black women account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide; but black men—especially those who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected. In 2010, black men represented almost one-third of all new HIV infections in the United States. Of those, 72% were men who have sex with men (MSM).