December 1st is WORLD AIDS DAY and amidst all the tragedy our world is facing, it doesn’t stop the spreading of this disease. There is only ONE thing that can put a stop to HIV/AIDS…that’s you!
First you have to get tested:
#WorldAIDSDay: ‘Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men* account for most new infections in the age group 13 to 24; black/African American** or Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men are especially affected.”CDC
#WorldAIDSDay: TEENS AND HIV: Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.
Most new HIV infections among youth occur among gay and bisexual males; there was a 22% increase in estimated new infections in this group from 2008 to 2010.
Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected. CDC
#WORLDAIDSDAY: STATS BLACK WOMEN NEED TO KNOW
THERE IS AN EPIDEMIC IN OUR COMMUNITY
It’s World AIDS Day. The epidemic still grips our community and Black people are still the ethnic group most affected by HIV. Knowing these facts can save your life. Black Americans represent only 12 percent of the U.S. population, but they accounted for nearly 44-percent of new HIV infections in 2009, according to the most recent report from the CDC. As alarming as those stats are, the news gets more bleak. In 2010, Blacks accounted for almost half of new AIDS diagnoses — yes, half! (All models featured in this gallery are models, not actual HIV or AIDS patients.) Essence Online
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