The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a report [PDF] describing findings of an interagency collaboration to identify, review, and assess the effectiveness of HHS-funded, discretionary initiatives and programs to reduce HIV infections among African Americans. The report describes relevant prevention programs and initiatives, identifies future opportunities, and provides insights that will help inform strategies to reduce HIV infections among vulnerable African-American populations
The inventory was one of the tasks assigned to HHS in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), which notes that prevention efforts must acknowledge the heavy burden of HIV among Black Americans and target resources accordingly. Based on the most recent data from CDC, African American men and women represent 14 percent of the total U.S. population, but account for a disproportionate 44 percent of all persons living with HIV in the United States.
Read the full article on the AIDS.gov Website.