HIV becoming less deadly for African Americans

February 7, 2015 1:12 AM

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Death rates of African Americans living with HIV dropped 28% between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Still, black people with HIV were 1.5 times more likely to die in 2012 than white people with the virus. They were also 3.2 times more likely to die that year than Latinos with HIV, according to the study published this week in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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