1 in 22 blacks will get HIV, CDC report says

Oct 14, 2010

(AP) -- Health officials estimate that 1 in 22 black Americans will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime - more than twice the risk for Hispanics and eight times that of whites.

The reported the numbers Thursday. The report says the lifetime risk is 1 in 52 for Hispanics, and 1 in 170 for whites.

Asian-Americans had the lowest lifetime risk, at about 1 in 222.

The data is not considered surprising. Earlier research has shown blacks, especially, have a high risk of .

The estimates are based on 2007 death certificates, population figures and surveillance data from 37 states and Puerto Rico. They update similar calculations reported two years ago.

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More information: CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr

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RobertKarlStonjek
1 / 5 (1) Oct 14, 2010
Divide the Stats by 'X' (about ten) and you have the number of individuals you must approach in a singles bar before success (where 'X' is your attractiveness index)
Justsayin
not rated yet Oct 17, 2010
You would be surprised at how many people do not believe the stats even when shown the actual numbers from the cdc. That which you refer to RobertKarlStonjek is even more pronounced when seperated into male/female.

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