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

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C In the United States in year 2005, the number of deaths in persons with AIDS was greater in whites than in African-Americans.

This answer is incorrect. In 2005, an estimated 8,562 African Americans with AIDS died in the United States, a number significantly higher than the estimated 5,006 whites with AIDS who died. The number of AIDS deaths in 2005 among African Americans exceeded the number in all other ethnic/racial groups combined.

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