SAE supports the work of providers addressing urgent care needs of the HIV/AIDS communities. After 30 years, the health epidemic continues to threaten specific vulnerable communities. With changes in health care law demanding treatment integration, national initiatives are just beginning to offer the support needed to build the infrastructure for care that recognizes the comorbidity of HIV infection and co-ocurring psychiatric, addiction and health needs.
With expert knowledge and a commitment to spotlight specialized care in the HIV/AIDS community, SAE brings you the data and resources to raise awareness and continue the work. In the coming weeks, SAE will share with you data on HIV/AIDS risk and prevalence in minority communities and the promising practices that could change it all. SAE challenge you to be a part of the change.
From the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/racialethnic/aa/facts/
- In 2010, men accounted for 70% (14,700) of the estimated 20,900 new HIV infections among all adult and adolescent African Americans. The estimated rate of new HIV infections for African American men (103.6/100,000 population) was 7 times that of white men, twice that of Latino men, and nearly 3 times that of African American women.
- In 2010, African American gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men represented an estimated 72% (10,600) of new infections among all African American men and 36% of an estimated 29,800 new HIV infections among all gay and bisexual men. More new HIV infections (4,800) occurred among young African American gay and bisexual men (aged 13-24) than any other subgroup of gay and bisexual men.
A download of the CDC PDF is available here.