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Resources on HIV/AIDS and African Americans
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center

February 2011

HIV continues to affect African Americans disproportionately. While blacks represent approximately 12% of the US population, they account for almost half (46%) of people living with HIV in the US, as well as nearly half (45%) of new infections each year. African Americans are often faced with socio-economic barriers that can be a factor in higher HIV infection rates. This following information is a selection of HIV information, statistics, prevention, and outreach resources geared towards African Americans.

The Black AIDS Institute is a national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute has a number of prevention programs, publications, events, news and other HIV prevention resources available.
http://www.blackaids.org/

AIDS in Blackface is a 2006 national report from the Black AIDS Institute with recommendations for prevention mobilization efforts from black leaders around the country.
http://www.blackaids.org/docs/6_06_25_years.pdf

HIV Among African Americans is a fact sheet from the CDC.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/index.htm

Black Americans and HIV/AIDS is a fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/6089-08.pdf

Key Facts: African Americans and HIV/AIDS is a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/Key-Facts-African-Americans-and-HIV-AIDS-PDF.pdf

Greater Than AIDS is a national media campaign and community outreach movement response to the AIDS crisis in the United States, in particular the severe and disproportionate epidemic among Black Americans.
http://www.greaterthan.org/

The Balm In Gilead develops educational and training programs specifically designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers for health education and disease prevention.
http://www.balmingilead.org/

The Body: African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center
http://www.thebody.com/content/art46201.html

The Body: HIV/AIDS In the African American Community
http://www.thebody.com/whatis/africanam.html

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies Fact Sheets

What are African-Americans' HIV Prevention Needs?
http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/afamrev.php

What are Black Men's HIV Prevention Needs?
http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/blackmen.php

CDC Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS Among African-Americans
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/resources/factsheets/aa.htm

HIV Infection in Minority Populations - Fact Sheet
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Population%20Specific%20Information/Pages/minorityPopulations.aspx

HIV Transmission and Prevention in African Americans: Related Resources
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kbr-07-04-09

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS
http://www.nblca.org/

National Minority AIDS Council
http://www.nmac.org

Office of Minority Health: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness & Information Day
http://www.omhrc.gov/hivaidsobservances/afam/index.html

United States African-American HIV & AIDS Statistics
http://www.avert.org/african-american-stats.htm

Young African American Women and HIV - Fact Sheet
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/PUBLICATIONS/frtp/youngaawomen.htm

Young Women of Color and the HIV Epidemic - Fact Sheet
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=466&Itemid=336

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