African-American Women: Mental Health and HIV/AIDS

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In the United States, HIV/AIDS continues to be a health epidemic for African Americans. They compose only 12.3 percent of the United States population, but they account for 368,169 (40 percent) of the 929,985 estimated AIDS cases diagnosed since the epidemic began (CDC, 2003). According to CDC (2003), African Americans account for 42 percent of people living with AIDS in the United States. Although HIV/AIDS affects the entire African-American community, it affects African-American women more.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMental Health Care in the African-American Community
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781136429965
ISBN (Print)9780789026118
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences


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