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HIV/AIDS and Minorities in Kentucky

Friday, September 19, 2008HIV/AIDS and Minorities in Kentucky

Seven percent of Kentucky's population is African-American - but African-Americans made up 38% of newly-diagnosed AIDS cases in 2006. Over the past four years, Black men in the Commonwealth have been six times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than Caucasian men, and diagnosis rates for Black women were 15 times higher than for white women. The numbers for Latinos and other minority populations aren't much better, and they're reflective of a national imbalance. What is the root cause of this disparity, and what is being done to address the increasing numbers? Join us this Friday when we discuss HIV and AIDS among minority populations in Kentucky.

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