Why Is HIV More Common in African American Women?

7 August 2017

This interview by Dr. Tiffany Aholou of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares up-to-date findings of the status of HIV among women in the United States. Of all women living with HIV, 78% are African American and Latina. The findings of the study revealed that non-Hispanic black women had the highest risk of concurrent sex partnerships and sex with perceived non-monogamous sex partners, often fueled by social and contextual factors, putting them at higher risk of HIV infection. Engaging women and primary care providers in thorough prevention efforts, using culturally acceptable and affordable medical and social services, is critical to reduce and address HIV in non-Hispanic black and Latina women.

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