An alarming new report is adding black women to the high number of HIV cases in African-American community.
According to the Los Angeles Times,
“African American women in six U.S. cities are becoming infected with HIV at a rate five times the national average for black women. The researchers found that in Baltimore; Atlanta; Newark, N.J.; New York City; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Washington, the annual rate of infection was 24 per 10,000 black women. Nationally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that black women become infected at a rate of 5 per 10,000. The rate in Congo is 28 per 10,000.”
This new report adds to an already abysmal news that gay and bi-sexual African American men make up the majority of HIV/AIDS cases around the country.
This new study was put out by the National Institute of Health, highlighting the sense of urgency in our already marginalized communities.
Do you know your status? When is the last time you got tested?