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By the Numbers

By the Numbers


> An estimated 26% of new U.S. HIV infections are among women; women make up 27% of AIDS diagnoses; > 23% of all Americans who are living with AIDS are women, up from 14% in 1992; > Only 24% of all U.S. women are African-American or Hispanic, but 82% of women diagnosed with AIDS are; > The rate of AIDS diagnoses for African-American women is 23 times the rate for white women and four times that of Hispanic women; > More than 181,000 women had been diagnosed with AIDS by 2005, the most recent year for complete data, and nearly 86,000 had died since the beginning of the pandemic. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet

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