The Death Rate Among Blacks With HIV Is Still Highest In The Nation

February 7, 2015 4:45 AM

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The Death Rate Among Blacks With HIV Is Still Highest In The Nation

While the death rate among Blacks living with HIV is declining in the U.S., it is still higher than any other racial or ethnic group, according to a statement released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ahead of the 16th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, commemorated on Feb. 7 each year.

Blacks continue to account for more than half of new HIV diagnoses, according to the data collected between 2008 and 2012 and published this week in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, according to The Verge. The numbers show that 48 percent of people with HIV who died in 2012 were Black. And...

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