Disproportionate Devastation


April 14 2006 12:00 AM ET

Although African-Americans are only about 13% of the U.S. population, their rates of infection by method of exposure (with the exception of gay sex) far outrank other ethnic groups'.

Of all U.S. infections by category, the percentage who are black:

Injection-Drug Use
Men 54%
Women 60%

High-Risk Heterosexual Sex
Men 66%
Women 70%

Gay Sex 36%

Mom-to-Child Transmission 69%

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