National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually to highlight the disproportionate burden of HIV among African-Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African-Americans accounted for 47% of persons who received an HIV diagnosis in 2012. A recent report published by the CDC found that the mortality rate among American Americans with HIV declined 28% between 2009-2012. Despite this progress, African American communities have higher HIV infection and mortality rates than any other groups. The 2012 rate is 47% higher than Latinos, and 13% higher than whites.
Here are resources, including many freely available factsheets, that you can use to learn about HIV/AIDS and its impact on Black communities.
Here are some titles we have in the Library (for more titles, search our catalog here)
For a brief introduction to this issue, see the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Black Americans and HIV/AIDS
For a longer introduction, see:
For statistical introductions, see:
For considerations of HIV/AIDS among African American Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), see:
For considerations of HIV/AIDS among African American Women and other intersecting issues including pregnancy, see:
For personal accounts, see:
For additional resources, contact the AIDS Library.