HIV Rates Dropping Among Black Women

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that the number of Black women being infected with HIV is decreasing, after years of crisis.

According to the CDC’s numbers from 2010, there were 47,500 people infected with the virus that year, down from 53,200. The number of Black women infected between 2008 and 2010 dropped 21-percent, from 7,700 women infected to 6,100.

Despite the drop, Africa-American’s were still contracting the disease at higher rates than any other racial group, comprising 44-percent of all infections in 2010.

There’s still work to do but hopefully we continue to move in the right direction.