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AIDS rates continue to grow among blacks even as AIDS decreases among whites.


CofCC.org News Team

According to the CDC, black men are over 14 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS than white men. Black women are over 20 times more likely to be diagnosed than white women.

Other studies show that the rate of blacks who have HIV/AIDS and don’t know it is higher than whites as well. One CDC study reported by CofCC.org in the past showed that 50% of gay black men who have HIV/AIDS in the Atlanta area have not been tested and do not know they have it.

In Washington, D.C., for example, one in every 16 people between the ages of 18 and 44 is infected with HIV, Primm said. In Harlem in New York City, he noted, one in seven black men is infected, and in Manhattan, one in 14, between the ages of 34 and 45.

For years scientists, such a Prof. Rushton, predicted the rise of AIDS among American blacks. They were denounced as “racists” for saying that black AIDS rates would continue to rise. Now the rate of AIDS among blacks is approaching rates in some 3rd world countries.

In Washington DC, which is 60% black and 7% Hispanic, one out of every 16 people between 18 and 44 are infected.

One in seven black men in Harlem and one in fourteen black men in Manhattan between the ages of 34 and 45 are infected.