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Case 6: African Americans with HIV: Epidemiology and Risk Factors

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B For African-American males in the United States, heterosexual sex is the most common risk factor for acquiring HIV.

This answer is incorrect. For African-American men living with HIV in the United States, male-male sex is by far the most common route of HIV acquisition. The next most common routes are injection drug use and high-risk heterosexual sex, both of which account for a similar percentage of cases. Unfortunately, more than 50% of HIV-infected African-American men are unaware of their HIV status.

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A This African-American woman is unusual in that most African-American women in the United States have injection-drug use as their risk factor for acquiring HIV.
C In the United States in year 2005, the number of deaths in persons with AIDS was greater in whites than in African-Americans.
D In the years 2001-2005, more new cases of HIV (with or without AIDS) were reported in African Americans than any other racial/ethnic population.

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