HIV-related deaths still high but declining among blacks, CDC says

February 6, 2015 8:58 PM

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HIV-related deaths still high but declining among blacks, CDC says

Deaths among HIV-diagnosed blacks in the United States have fallen, but the rate among this group of Americans remains higher than it is in whites, Hispanics or Latinos, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday.

Although the overall disparity in deaths per 1,000 blacks living with HIV fell from 37 percent in 2008 to 13 percent in 2012, their overall death rate in 2012 was still higher, at about 20.5 percent, than whites (18.1 percent) and Hispanics or Latinos (13.9 percent).

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