HIV/AIDS and the African-American community: a state of emergency.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

HIV and AIDS disproportionately affect African Americans more than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Representing only 13% of the U.S. population, African-American adults and adolescents comprise more than half of all HIV/AIDS cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The present incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the black community in the United States is of crisis proportions. The situation as it stands today is tantamount to a state of emergency for African Americans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Laurencin, CT; Christensen, DM; Taylor, ED

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 35 - 43

PubMed ID

  • 18277806

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-9684

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0027-9684(15)31172-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States