Health Disparities and Populations at Risk

Although HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB can affect anyone, some groups of people have a higher risk for these and other diseases. Some risks are based on where people live, work, and play. Other risks may be based on gender, race or ethnicity, education, income, disability, geographic location and sexual orientation, among others. Learn more about social determinants of health, health disparities, and factors that place some at a higher risk for disease.

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Page last reviewed: August 4, 2021