Tuesday, March 10, 2009

HIV/AIDS & Minority Women
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HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects minority women in the United States. According to the 2005 census, Black and Latina women represent 24% of all US women combined, but account for 82% of the estimated total of AIDS diagnoses for women in 2005.

HIV is:

*the leading cause of death for black women (including African American women) aged 25–34 years.

*the 3rd leading cause of death for black women aged 35–44 years.

*the 4th leading cause of death for black women aged 45–54 years.

*the 4th leading cause of death for Latina women aged 35–44 years.

*The only diseases causing more deaths of women were cancer and heart disease

*The rate of AIDS diagnosis for black women was approximately 23 times the rate for white women and 4 times the rate for Latina women

*In 2006, teen girls represented 39% of AIDS cases reported among 13–19 year-olds. Black teens represented 69% of cases reported among 13–19 year-olds; Latino teens represented 19%

These statistics were pulled from The Center for Disease Control's website and the Kaiser Family Foundation's Fact Sheets (which cited the CDC). Get more information about the effect of the epidemic from these sites.

im rockin the red pump only symbolically because to do so in real life is completely not condusive to my schedule. 

3 thought(s):

Luvvie said...

Thank you so much for Rocking the Red Pump!!! We truly appreciate your participation. :-D Much love!


T said...

Girl, I have my red pumps in my work bag, just in case I hit up that Chicago happy hour tonight. It's flats right now though. LOL!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Thanks for spreading the word!! :-)