AIDS Turns 30: An Unsentimental Journey

World AIDS Day 2013 logo(BlackDoctor.org) – AIDS. It’s still here. It’s still strong. Our community is still suffering. Our community is still dying. This means we have to keep fighting.

• According to the CDC, Blacks account for about 52% of all new HIV cases and 48% of AIDS diagnoses in the US.
• Among all women in the United States diagnosed with AIDS in 2008, 77% were Black women.
• Among ages 25-34, AIDS is the leading cause of death for Black women.
• AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death for Black men between the ages of 25-44.