National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016

February 4, 2016 – New Trends in HIV Care by Race.

In advance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (observed Sunday, February 7), CDC has published new data that shows African Americans are less likely to be retained in ongoing HIV care compared to white and Latino Americans.


NBHAAD 2016 Graphic

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Retention in HIV Care, by Race/Ethnicity

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African Americans remain the most disproportionately affected by HIV. New data show that African Americans with HIV are least likely to receive consistent medical care. Of those diagnosed with HIV in 2010, only 38% of African Americans were consistently retained in care from 2011 – 2013, compared to 50% of Latinos and 49% of whites.

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