New HIV infections among young black men who have sex with men have increased nearly 50 percent between 2006 and 2009 in the U.S., according to a recent study.
The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that African-American men had the highest rate of new HIV infections of all groups in 2009. Their rate of infection was more than 2 ½ times that of the next highest groups, Hispanic men and African-American women.
According to the study, new infections among black men who have sex with men aged 13 to 29 increased from 4,400 cases in 2006 to 6,500 cases in 2009. In Illinois, “the picture is incredibly similar.” (Medill Reports)
Easy Related Posts
Too many African Americans plan too little for death, experts say
Brandi Alexander was relieved when she got the news that her father’s cancer was in ...read more
Black Food Matters
For many low-income African-Americans, conscious eating is a tough task due to the presence of ...read more
Fifty Years After Medicare Desegregated Hospitals, Blacks Still Fighting for Health Care Access
The ability to access quality health care services for the majority of the black population ...read more
Many African Americans Still Only Dream of High Quality Health Care
Recently, AARP conducted a study to determine how perceptions of key social issues ranked in ...read more