In his World AIDS Day address, the President also talked about creating an AIDS-free generation and what our global responsibilities are.
Transgender women were 49 times more likely to have HIV compared to a reference population, according to a new study on transgender women and HIV. Led by Dr. Stefan Baral, director of the key populations programs in the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a team of researchers conducted a review and meta-analysis of studies assessing HIV infection among transgender women in 15 countries over the span of about a decade and compared it to adults of similar reproductive age in those populations.
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World AIDS Day, December 1st
World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials observe the day, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics.
Screenshots from Interactive World AIDS Day 2013 Infographic by CNN
Source: UK’s National AIDS Trust, WHO, UNAIDS, amfAR, CDC
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Housing Works and nearly 1000 members of New York’s HIV/AIDS community, are marking the 25th commemoration of World AIDS Day by declaring that now is the time to end AIDS as an epidemic here in New York State.
- New York State has borne the highest US burden of the HIV since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic 1981.
- New York State has also been the center of activist, community, government and scientific innovation and collaboration in responding to the AIDS pandemic.
- New York State has the people, institutions, resources and political will to end our AIDS epidemic and to become a leader nationally and globally in showing how to end AIDS.
Join us on World AIDS Day, Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 PM in Times Square between 45th and 46th Streets on 7th Avenue.
The majority (70 percent) of new HIV infections among African Americans occur among black men and are concentrated among gay men. In fact, young black gay and bisexual men are the only group in the black community for whom new HIV infections are increasing. Black women represent 30 percent of new infections among African Americans. Transgender black women are also at risk for HIV, with as many as 1 in 3 diagnosed with HIV in some studies. And only 21 percent of HIV-positive black Americans have a suppressed viral load, the key health marker for HIV treatment.
Conclusive research shows that African Americans do not engage in riskier behaviors than other Americans. So why are HIV rates so high in our communities? One main reason is the lack of access to health care. As many as 22 percent of African Americans with HIV do not know that they have the virus. Of new infections among youths, 60 percent are among black Americans, and more than half of all HIV-positive youths were unaware of their infection.Today is World AIDS Day. Get tested
Organizations all over the world are doing amazing work to combat HIV and AIDS in their communities. Here at Planned Parenthood, we’re committed to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS by giving high-quality, non-judgmental care to those who need it. And with the help of laws like the Affordable Care Act, people living with HIV and AIDS are now able to better access education and treatment. In honor of World AIDS Day, we pay tribute to those whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as those who’ve contributed to the fight against it.