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Updated July 27, 2007
Case 6: African Americans with HIV: Epidemiology and Risk Factors
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- Discuss the impact of the HIV epidemic on African Americans.
- Describe differences in the epidemiology of HIV-infected African-American men and women.
A 27-year-old African-American woman is referred to the HIV clinic after
testing positive for HIV at a sexually transmitted diseases clinic. She
has no HIV-related symptoms. Initial laboratory studies show a CD4 count
of 526 cells/mm3 and HIV RNA 58,930 copies/ml. Her only risk factor for
HIV acquisition is heterosexual sex.
Which one of the following statements is TRUE regarding
African Americans and HIV in the United States?