HIV/AIDS among Minority Races and Ethnicities in the United States
In June 1981, the first five cases of AIDS were recognized in the United States. By June 1982, more than 400 AIDS cases had been reported to the CDC; 36% of these cases occurred in minority races and ethnicities. In 2003, an estimated 72% of AIDS cases diagnosed in the 50 states; District of Columbia; and U.S. dependencies, possessions and free nations were in minority races and ethnicities. Additional studies have shown that minority races and ethnicities continue to be disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
To ensure that HIV prevention programs and care services reach the persons in greatest need, it is important to monitor the epidemic and understand the behaviors both of persons at risk for HIV infection (cialis professional online treating HIV infection when used along with other medicines) and of those who are already infected. For this report, we used the most recently available national HIV/AIDS and AIDS surveillance data to examine the HIV epidemic among minority races and ethnicities in the United States. The term HIV/AIDS includes persons with a diagnosis of HIV infection (not AIDS), a diagnosis of HIV infection (cialis professional 20 mg treating HIV infection) and a later diagnosis of AIDS, or concurrent diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS.