Today, women account for about 1 in 4 new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. Of these newly infected women, about 2 in 3 are African-American. Most of these women got HIV from having unprotected sex with a man.
Some reasons why African-American women are artificial by HIV/AIDS more than women of other races comprise:
Poverty — One in 4 African-American women lives in poverty, which is strongly linked to HIV danger. People living in poverty also get lower-quality condition anxiety in general, which can mean advancing from HIV infection to AIDS more rapidly.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — HIV is most commonly spread to women through sexual conjunction. Untreated STIs that break the skin, such as genital herpes, give HIV simple access into the bloodstream. African-American women have high rates of many STIs.
The number of people living with HIV (prevalence) in African-American communities and the fact that African-Americans are more likely to have sex with partners of the same race (compared to other groups) means that African-Americans visage a greater danger of HIV infection with each new reproductive encounter.