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January 31, 2013

Addressing HIV/AIDS Among Women of Color

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February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, dedicated to reducing the number of new HIV infections among the black population in the United States through education and action. While blacks represent approximately 14 percent of the U.S. population, they account for almost half of people living with HIV in the U.S. Within the African American community, gay and bisexual men are the most affected, followed by women, who account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide. They represent one of the fastest growing populations infected with HIV, and face a number of unique risk factors 
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