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HIV and AIDS

Percentage Of Women And Men With HIV

06/04/2001

Question:

What is the percentage of men to women of the 45% AIDS of African-Americans? Are there more up to date statistic for perhaps 1999?

Answer:

Women comprise approximately 15-18% of all HIV cases. (This is true for white and african-american women). However, the rate of increase is higher among African-American women between the ages of 15-40. More information on data can be found from the CDC website. Data varies by locality as well, so you can always call your local health department. Hope this helps.

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Response by:

Carl   Fichtenbaum, MD Carl Fichtenbaum, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati