African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV compared with other groups, according to an analysis published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

The analysis, which draws on data from surveys such as the 2010 United States Census and the 2016 HIV Surveillance Report by the CDC, found disparities between ethnic groups regarding HIV diagnosis. Although HIV diagnoses have dropped across every population in the United States, African Americans are still much more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than other populations. In 2016, African Americans represented 44% of newly diagnosed infections in the United States.
African Americans were also 8.4 times more likely than whites to be diagnosed with HIV in both men and women in 2016, whereas in 2005 they were 7.9 times more likely. In 2005, there were 9969 African American men diagnosed with HIV, which increased by 26% in 2016.

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