“Why Us? Left Behind and Dying” is seen through the eyes of 20 black students from Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh PA who worked with filmmakers to discover why AIDS is ravaging the African – American community more than any other group in the US. Along the way, they discover secrets and taboos that are “killing our race.”
In 2006, black men accounted for two-thirds of new infections (65%) among all blacks. The rate of new HIV infection for black men was 6 times as high as that of white men, nearly 3 times that of Hispanic/Latino men, and twice that of black women.
In 2006, black men who have sex with men (MSM)2 represented 63% of new infections among all black men, and 35% among all MSM. HIV infection rates are higher among black MSM compared to other MSM. More new HIV infections occurred among young black MSM (aged 13–29) than among any other age and racial group of MSM.
In 2006, the rate of new HIV infection for black women was nearly 15 times as high as that of white women and nearly 4 times that of Hispanic/Latina women.
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Monday, February 7, 2011
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