HIV Among Women

Center for Disease Control, July 3, 2013

At the end of 2010, an estimated 25% of adults and adolescents aged 13 years or older living with a diagnosis of HIV in the United States were women. But not all women are equally at risk for HIV infection. Women of color, especially black/African American women, are disproportionately affected by HIV infection compared with women of other races/ethnicities.

The Numbers

While black/African American women continue to be far more affected by HIV than women of other races/ethnicities, recent data show early signs of an encouraging decrease in new HIV infections. CDC is cautiously optimistic that this is the beginning of a longer-term trend. CDC recommends that all people aged 13 to 64 get tested for HIV. Yet, 15% of women who are HIV-positive are unaware of their status.

New HIV Infections

  • In 2010, women accounted for an estimated 9,500, or 20%, of the estimated 47,500 new HIV infections in the United States. Most of these (8,000, or 84%) were from heterosexual contact with a person known to have, or to be a high risk for, HIV infection
  • In 2010, the fourth largest number of all new HIV infections among all people in the United States occurred among black/African American women with heterosexual contact (5,300 infections). Of the total number of new HIV infections among women in the United States in 2010, 64% occurred in blacks/African Americans, 18% were in whites, and 15% were in Hispanics/Latinas.
  • At some point in their lifetimes, an estimated 1 in 32 black/African American women will be diagnosed with HIV infection, compared with 1 in 106 Hispanic/Latino women and 1 in 526 white women.
  • In 2010, the rate of new HIV infections (per 100,000 population) among black/African American women was 20 times that of white women, and the rate among Hispanic/Latino women was 4 times the rate of white women. However, the number of new infections among black/African American women in 2010 (6,100) represented a decrease of 21% since 2008.
  • Young women aged 25 to 44 accounted for the majority of new HIV infections among women in 2010.

HIV and AIDS Diagnoses and Deaths

  • In 2011, an estimated 10,257 women aged 13 years or older received a diagnosis of HIV infection in the United States, down from 12,146 in 2008.
  • Women accounted for 25% (7,949) of the estimated 32,052 AIDS diagnoses in 2011 and represent 20% (232,902) of the 1,155,792 cumulative AIDS diagnoses (including children) in the United States from the beginning of the epidemic through the end of 2011.
  • In 2010, HIV was among the top 10 leading causes of death for black/African American women aged 15 to 64 and Hispanic/Latino women aged 25 to 44.



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  • T_Losan

    In a not-so-distant future, publishing data like this will be a hate crime.

    • John Smith

      But only if we, the people, allow it to be.

  • Could the black and Hispanic infection rates be under-reported, for the patients’ ignorance, insouciance or stupidity?

  • Joseph Bryant

    I’d sooner stick my you-know-what in a waste barrel from a North Korean nuclear reactor than have relations with either of those demographics. But now I know it’s also safer!

    • The__Bobster

      Have you ever heard the MSM mention that fact? No, it would be “hateful”.

  • Spartacus

    More good news !

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Reason enough to stick to your own race right there…

  • Luca

    HIV is a disease acquired through anal sex, needle sharing or a transfer of bodily fluids that carry the virus and enter the bloodstream.

    So when Laqueesha has sex with 20 blacks guys, probably ten of them had anal sex in jail within the last 24 months or shared a needle, I would say it is understandable that 64% of them are the recipient of the AIDS virus.

    Therefore, once again, blacks are disproportionately affected because of their own actions.

    • The__Bobster

      If a women has open sores from another STD, she’s far more likely to contract HIV. Nubian princesses are vitual petri dishes for STD’s.

  • Romulus

    Another glaring reason to avoid jungle love! The homosexual basketball player that Obama called to congratulate coming out, recently called off his wedding to a beautiful PIG of a white woman. She should read this article.

    • Strider73

      Speaking of black hoopsters, it’s been nearly 22 years since Magic Johnson “came out” as HIV+, and he still has not assumed room temperature. Was that diagnosis wrong? Has he gone into remission?

      • The ARV cocktail is so good now that it precludes what was once a certain death sentence.

      • Romulus

        I guess you can’t use another noun for swine to describe certain women. As as johnson’s affliction, it’s too bad it hasn’t claimed him yet, so that he can’t infect anyone else.

        • Luca

          They say Magic contracted HIV because he was Bi. They say when he was in Detroit he blew a Piston.

          His kid came out as gay. The apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree.

          • Romulus

            No kidding. Lmao!!! Very pithy comment!

  • APaige

    As if being unattractive was not enough reason to avoid contact.

    • The__Bobster

      Yet bucks find them attractive enough to infect them.

  • frederickdixon

    I believe that there is considerable evidence to suggest that whites are less prone to contract the disease if exposed to it. This appears to be connected to outbreaks of bubonic plague in Europe from the 14th to the 17th century – if you survived it was because you had a degree of natural immunity which you would pass on to your descendants, and all whites are the descendants of plague survivors. For some reason the genetic mechanism which gives a degree of protection against the plague does the same for HIV.
    All the more reason for those who do not have a degree of inherited protection to lead lives of exemplary virtue and restraint. Surely they can do that, can’t they?

  • The__Bobster

    Of the total number of new HIV infections among women in the United States in 2010, 64% occurred in blacks/African Americans, 18% were in whites, and 15% were in Hispanics/Latinas.


    I wonder how many of that 18% were coalburners.

    • Spartacus

      I’m willing to bet most of them.

  • Mahound

    This must be due to the blatant racism of the hospital lab workers who produced such false and hateful results. We urgently need to infect more white women with the virus.

  • IstvanIN

    The absolute numbers are pretty small so it doesn’t seem like there will be negative effect on their population.

    • Romulus

      Too bad!

  • Paul

    ‘Most of these (8,000, or 84%) were from heterosexual contact with a person known to have, or to be a high risk for, HIV infection’

    This is nonsense. The bulk of female cases are from the husband playing around, But not unfortunately with other women if you know what I mean.

    So obviously when telling the doctor that they got it from their husband they don’t also tell him their husband has been with gay men. This is a gay disease.

  • If your ethnic group is susceptible to a certain viral or bacterial infection, either because of your group’s genetics or the kind of risky behavior your group engages in, and you contract HIV, then the first thing that will seem to happen to you is that the particular viral or bacterial infection in question will affect you because the HIV has opened up your immune system for that infection to work its “wonders.” Technically, nobody who dies of AIDS dies of AIDS, they die of whatever infection gets them because the AIDS has wrecked their immune system.

    I had a relative who thought that AIDS was a made up disease because she thought that AIDS was merely another name for syphilis, as she heard that people “who are said” to die of AIDS have syphilis symptoms. Really, I had to talk her off the ledge of utter crackpotdom. I finally convinced her that AIDS victims have syphilis symptoms because their AIDS opens them up to syphilis, which many AIDS victims also have, wreaking its own havoc.

    • Tuberculosis is the big killer of HIV patients in Africa; once HIV has demolished their autoimmune system, TB just eats them up.

      • MawellAxel

        you are just trying to make us all feel good :)!

    • MawellAxel

      Randy Travis is extremely thin and said to be dying of “cancer” or something else. Many people with HIV get cancer and die of it.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Pure racism!!

    In the name of social justice and to right a gross injustice, we need a government program to spread HIV infections among White women to make sure White rates of HIV are equal to those of blacks.

    It’s only fair.

    But then there are those who say that the incredibly high number of black-on-white rapes is designed to do exactly that.


    • Perhaps there is some way that heterosexual, monogamous, conservative white men could be blamed for all this.

      I just can’t imagine for the life of me how. That would be a major stretch even for the noisiest libtards.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Receptive anal sex at one in three.


    The skin in the area of the anus is very thin, unlike the vagina where it is much tougher. And, unlike vaginal sex, there is often tearing and bleeding during anal sex allowing easy entry for the HIV virus. Nearly all cases of HIV are contracted via anal sex whether male or female.

    Of course, this is not what the high school health textbooks say. AIDS is given priority over much more common STDs such as chlamydia and HPV, which is rampant in the teen community and responsible for cervical cancers.

    In fact, one of my high school students told me yesterday that she had a doctor’s appointment today because of an “abnormal pap smear result that looked like cancer.” Terrible news for anyone, especially a 17-year old.

    Yet in the health textbooks, AIDS is given chapter after chapter where students are given the impression that AIDS is highly contagious via ANY sex act and that “everyone is at high risk.”


    • TonyWestfield

      “The skin in the area of the anus is very thin”…Bon, you’ve given me the gift of a clinical rationale for my daily emotional outburst: “Those Black a-holes are so thin-skinned!”

      Seriously, sir, I wish that my children could have you as a teacher, high school or otherwise. The fact that your student would disclose to you her personal trauma speaks volumes.

      And yes, the textbooks and other teaching materials are exasperating, as they try to force-fit this ridiculous notion of equivalence, or equality — very hazardous when the much more robust and salutary strategy is to learn to discriminate properly. Try to imagine the uproar if the health instructor were to lay out all the true details of risks associated with race, sexual orientation, etc.

      In a more general context of risk and the force-fit indoctrination of equivalence-equality, I sometimes wonder if Channon and Christopher were “well taught” to be a bit slow on the accelerator when they caught their first glimpse of those very fine (equivalent) people approaching the car. Never forget.

    • Bantu_Education

      “everyone is at high risk.”

      Since all humans are “equal” all humans must have equal risk of contacting AIDS. To suggest otherwise is tantamount to racism. Liberal Logic.

  • Snow

    Let me guess, liberals will somehow blame whites for this

  • KenelmDigby

    So, American black women have a 1 in 32 lifetime risk of contracting HIV.
    This is quite frankly, an enormous rate of infection, which I believe is high enough to qualify as an ‘epidemic’ level. In reality this statistic means that practically every black American will have a close female relation or friend who will at some point in their life will contract HIV.
    Basically, the infection rates of female black Americans are roughly in line with those of male American homosexuals during the worst years of the ‘AIDS panic’ of the mid ’80s.
    All indications are that this rate will only grow.
    As a pointer we musn’t forget the enormous black female rate of infection with other STDs, notably Genital Herpes, which surpasses a rate of 50%.
    There is a putative public health disaster in the making here.
    – But personally, I blame whitey.

    • IstvanIN

      Epidemic? It isn’t like it will cause their population to fall. And what health disaster? As long as whites don’t have sex with blacks who cares, HIV is not transmitted in the air nor is it easily transmitted.

  • Anan7

    Miscegenation should be actively discouraged in all schools and homes.

    Data like this should be the reason why.

    With a blood alcohol content of 0.16, you are about 25 times more likely to be involved in a crash. Having sexual relations with diversity and you are increasing your risk of HIV or other VD by about the same factor.

  • TonyWestfield

    It is worth the investment of a couple minutes to click on the “Original Article.” It’s one page and loaded with additional grist for the mental mill. One of the notable facts deriving from the report: Our second-largest population segment (heterosexual White males) is not among the top ten groups acquiring HIV. Hmmm, this wouldn’t indicate better behavior or better integrity of skin-blood-immunity, would it?

    Speaking of behavior and skin, I can’t help but wonder: Who were the “partners” of those thirteen-hundred White women who acquired HIV through sexual engagement?

  • MawellAxel

    NO, I beg to differ.

  • MawellAxel

    I will relate this tory once again. When I was in college and working in a hotel, I had to listen to the babbling of a black co worker talking about how much he liked a big, “high” rear end on a woman and then he detailed what he liked to do with that. I was astonished since this was not a reproductive form of copulation and was already known to be quite unhealthy and risky. He stated it was common in the black community precisely because it did not lead to reproduction. He basically told me that either front or back, it didn’t matter, and often both were done in one session. More than I cared to know and more than you care to know, but it explains the high rate of HIV. This, along with their higher levels of activity explains it.

    • Magician

      “because it did not lead to reproduction” There is another type of sexual intercourse where there is no possibility of the people getting pregnant… the intercourse among people of the same gender.

    • Even with heterosexuals doing it, it sounds like a sure-fire way for the man to end up with a fecal E. coli infection in his urethra. If a heterosexual couple then switches positions, as you described, it sounds like an even surer way for the woman to acquire a similar infection in a place she really doesn’t want one. I think my wife and I will take a “pass” on this.

      • MawellAxel

        IT seems all humans of the heterosexual variety take a pass on this. It also seems that blacks consider this “normal”. It is just another instance where there is a profound difference between the two species.

        • I up-voted your post because of your use of the term “species”; I believe so as well. As for not reproducing while having a good time, blacks (1) appear too stupid to understand how birth control works and (2) think a tongue is only for talking.

  • MawellAxel

    when you co black you are an HIV positive cracker

  • Luca

    That’s because most of the world is heterosexual and some heterosexuals practice anal sex on either male or female partners. Anal sex and bestiality are quite common in the more backwards, depraved, primitive societies and cultures.

    There is a common hypothesis that the HIV virus started in Africa through sexual contact with monkeys or through another form of blood to blood contact.

  • TB is a bacteria, so TB and HIV would still be separate infections, but once someone’s autoimmune system has tanked, TB is home free.

    Warm-blooded animals need well-developed immune systems, because their constant warm body temperatures make them mobile petri dishes otherwise. A rattlesnake in the Arizona desert might see its body temperature vary from nearly 100 F during the day to about 40F at night, which isn’t a hospital environment for bacteria.

    Different species of bacteria can exchange genetic information via a process called “conjugation”, and the results can be most unpleasant, as in when strep and staph trade the genes that produce nasty tissue-destroying enzymes with each other. During his days at Biopreparat, Ken Alibek helped develop such chimera bacteria for the Russian military, as described in the book “Biohazard” he wrote after defecting.

    • Romulus

      Viruses are particularly adept at inserting their rna into a host organism.

      • Yes, but when a virus does this to a bacterium, this just results in the virus infecting the bacterium. The hapless bacterium is turned over to producing more of whatever virus nailed it, and then finally ruptures and releases them.

        • Romulus

          So true. Microbiology is such a fascinating field of study!

  • The notion that it was man-made is absurd, because the epidemic began well before anyone could genetically engineer a virus. In fact, the epidemic was identified in 1981 in the USA and in the Congo in 1959. The technology simply didn’t exist in 1981, let alone 1959. The virus responsible wasn’t even identified until 1983.

  • It isn’t, but gay whites are (1) more likely to come out of the closet and not lead a double life in the first place. Perhaps they feel they have a larger support network, i.e. family members who will at least try to understand, other “out” gays, etc. I suspect gay whites, being a bit smarter than gay blacks are more likely to use protection. Lastly, most whites, gay or otherwise don’t feel the need to screw everything that moves.

    I’ll pre-empt your inevitable “but” by saying there are always exceptions. The (white) former sheriff of Arapaho County, Colorado was married, but was also extorting sex from gay drug-addicts he arrested, in exchange for providing them with more methamphetamines. Sex with gay junkies! He probably infected that poor woman with everything but the kitchen sink. At least the dirtbag is going to DoC for life.

  • There are no “disparate” sentencing laws. My prosecutor was allowed to diverge from Federal Sentencing Guidelines – upwards, so I got 41 months and did 36 of them. I also got more than the legal maximum of probabtion: almost 42 months instead of the 36 the law allowed. At no point in the whole process was I allowed to check a box that said “white” and get some love.

  • I’m betting on 0.0 for the Amish.

  • soccer mom

    The sexually perverse infecting the sexually perverse. Even forewarned they are ignorant. Let the people infect them with a morally acceptable “special tax”, that allows them to no longer burden society, they should pay for All medical and All prescriptions that sustains their perverted life and lifestyles.