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PA Resolution: HIV & the Black community

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives declared by Resolution that Feb. 7 was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania.

According to the National Institutes of Health, in 2016, 17,528 African Americans received an HIV diagnosis in the United States (12,890 men and 4,560 women). More than half (58%, 10,223) of African Americans who received an HIV diagnosis were gay or bisexual men. Among African American gay and bisexual men who received an HIV diagnosis, 39% (3,993) were young men aged 25 to 34.

Forty-seven percent (8,501) of those who received an AIDS diagnosis in the United States were African American.