Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blacks and HIV Rates

Hi All:

I found this ref today. We might use some stats from it in our grant proposal. Also, after following some links from this article, I found this:

Chapter 5: Research Related to Specific Populations (PDF, 46 pages) PDF document

This is a list of NIH objectives regarding HIV research for the 2009. In the Racial and Ethnic Populations section, there is a more specific list of goals relating to HIV research on these groups. Many of the goals we discussed with this grant are those that the NIH has proclaimed as important in HIV-research.

HIV Disproportionately Affecting Blacks in U.S., Fauci Says

Excerpts below- full text at

http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=56856

HIV/AIDS is disproportionately affecting blacks in the U.S., with almost half of all new infections occurring in the population, Anthony Fauci, director of NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said recently, Reuters reports. According to Fauci's statement, which was released to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Saturday, blacks comprise 12% of the U.S. population but account for almost 50% of all people living with HIV in the country. Fauci pointed to the majority black city of Washington, D.C., where one in 20 residents is living with HIV -- about the same proportion of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Fauci's statement is available online at http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/about/directors/news/BAAID_09.htm

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Steve --

    The big report has a lot of blather - just about anything counts as important. The Fouchi talk is more focused and is a good cite.

    DjM

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