Bearing the Brunt

BY HIV Plus Editors

May 12 2006 12:00 AM ET

African-American men bear the burden of new HIV infections in the United States, having an infection rate in 2004 seven times higher than white men and more than double the rate of Hispanic men.

Rates of HIV diagnosis, 2004 (per 100,000 population)
African-American men: 131.6
African-American women: 67.0
Hispanic men: 60.2
Hispanic women: 16.3
American Indian/Alaska Native men: 20.8
American Indian/Alaska Native women: 7.7
White men: 18.7
White women: 3.2
Asian/Pacific Islander men: 13.9
Asian/Pacific Islander women: 4.1

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention