Posted on October 14, 2010

1 In 22 Blacks Will Get HIV, CDC Report Says

WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.), October 14, 2010

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.