Changing faces: a snapshot of how HIV continues to have a powerful impact on individuals in the United States.
RACIAL MINORITIES BEAR THE BRUNT
Black Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities are being hit disproportionately by HIV, together accounting for more than two thirds of new infections occurring in 2005.
PROPORTION OF PROPORTION OF U.S. POPULATION NEW HIV CASES African-American 13% 49% White 68% 31% Hispanic 14% 18% Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1% American Indian/Alaska Native 1% <1% SOURCE: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
THE RISE OF THE WOMAN
Although the majority of new HIV cases and AIDS diagnoses continue to be among men after a quarter century into the pandemic, women (13 and older) have made a sharp increase as a percentage of new AIDS diagnoses.
1985 8% 1990 13% 1995 20% 2000 27% 2005 27% SOURCE: KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION REPORT OF CDC DATA
WHAT'S GOING ON
Sexual contact now accounts for more than three fifths of new cases of HIV transmission, although it used to be just over two thirds. The gap between man-to-man and man-to-woman contact as a mode of transmission continues to narrow.
Now Then Man-Man Sexual Contact 49% 67% Heterosexual Contact 32% 3% Injection-Drug Use 14.2% 17% Man-Man & IDU 3.6% 7% Other 1.2% 6%
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|Title Annotation:||WORLD AIDS DAY|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Date:||Dec 4, 2007|
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