African Americans

April 23, 2009 - 3:18pm
Syracuse University hosts a showcase to help bring awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

There are nearly 250,000 people in the United States who unknowingly have HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  And in the black community, those numbers are even higher.  The CDC estimates that in 2005, African-Americans accounted for nearly half of the new HIV/AIDS diagnoses within the 33 states that have had long-term HIV reporting.