HIV Rates in Some Urban Areas Higher Than Africa

Through the years sub-Saharan Africa has received most of the attention due to alarming HIV/AIDS rates, but new research published in The New England Journal of Medicine could change the focus to our backyards here in the U.S. The journal recently published a study that found that in certain populations like Black men in urban areas, HIV rates are higher than those in sub-Saharan Africa. In areas like Washington D.C. nearly one in 30 people have HIV, as do one in 16 Black men. The research also found that the sexual relationships available to Black and Hispanic women in their social networks defined their risk of getting the virus more than their own risky behavior... Read More: Breaking the Deadly Cycle of HIV Among Young Black Youth Marvelyn Brown is HIV Positive and Greater than AIDS


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