Ethnic Disparity

BY HIV Plus Editors

May 11 2006 11:00 PM ET

African-Americans
Percentage of U.S. population: 12%
Percentage of new HIV cases: 51%

Hispanics
Percentage of U.S. population: 13%
Percentage of new HIV cases: 18%

Whites
Percentage of U.S. population: 70%
Percentage of new HIV cases: 29%

Asian/Pacific Islanders
Percentage of U.S. population: 4%
Percentage of new HIV cases: 1%

American Indians/Alaska Natives
Percentage of U.S. population: 1%
Percentage of new HIV cases: Less than 1%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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