HIV/AIDS: State of the Global Epidemic
Nearly 600,000 African-Americans are living with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, and up to 30,000 are becoming infected each year. When adjusted for age, their death rate is two and a half times that of infected whites, the report said. Partly as a result, the hypothetical nation of black
In a separate another report, the United Nations painted a somewhat more optimistic picture of the worldwide AIDS epidemic, noting that fewer people are dying of the disease since its peak in the late 1990s and that more people are receiving antiretroviral drugs.
The United Nations report said that in
However, the report found that progress remained uneven and that the future of the epidemic was uncertain.
These reports come in advance of the 17th International AIDS Conference, which begins this weekend in