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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
HIV and AIDS
Percentage Of Women And Men With HIV
What is the percentage of men to women of the 45% AIDS of African-Americans? Are there more up to date statistic for perhaps 1999?
Women comprise approximately 15-18% of all HIV cases. (This is true for white and african-american women). However, the rate of increase is higher among African-American women between the ages of 15-40. More information on data can be found from the CDC website. Data varies by locality as well, so you can always call your local health department. Hope this helps.
Carl Fichtenbaum, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati