Is it true African American women are the largest growing Hiv/Aids group in the United States?

The statistics below show that African American women have aids /hiv than women of other races

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/resources/factshe...

is this statistics true?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, they're the fastest growing group but that doesn't mean that they have higher infection rates than other groups, just that of the people being tested more and more of them are black women. They're not getting it from drugs (actually, only a small percentage of anyone infected gets it from drug use), they're usually getting it from their boyfriends who are either cheating with women or gay and cheating with men.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You don't know how to read with any level of comprehension do you? No where did it say that black women had aids more than any other women in other races. Only that among those newly tested (42,655) 51% of that group was black. There is over 300 million people in the United States and about 13% of them is black. You really think half of a group of 43,000 represents the black race? Stats can be tricky, if you don't pay close attention.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Possibly, but if you understand percentages men are infected with HIV at 3x the rate of women.

    So a woman of a specific race geting HIV at a fast rate is still FAR less than the percentage of men already infected with HIV.

    The highest concentation of infected individuals is African American men, hence why black women are the fastest "growing" population...yet that is still far less than white males already infected with HIV.

    Source(s): medical student
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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Not all black women act that way Michelle Obama is an example of a classy black woman

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The link you posted made it look that way. I can only guess it effects people willing to have risky behavior.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's true and believeable. The next group in the USA would have to be white.

  • 1 decade ago

    How are we supposed to know. I don't believe those statistics.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    African Women hormones are stronger than any other race. Thus resulting in masculinity.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's true. The land of the equal isn't that equal actually.

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