AID Atlanta launches ‘From Where I Stand’ African-American HIV awareness campaign The GA Voice Editors April 16, 2012 Atlanta MORE INFORMATION: From Where I Stand LaunchFriday, April 20th, 20127 – 8:30 p.m.The Evolution Project583 Juniper St. #1, Atlanta, GA 30308 Some 61 percent of new HIV infections in the U.S. are among gay and bisexual men, although this population accounts for only 2 percent of the country’s population, according to the CDC. Among black gay and bisexual men, the numbers are even more dire, with the CDC reporting a 48 percent increase in new HIV infections ages 13-29 between 2006-2009. At current infection rates, one in 16 African-American men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, and one in 32 African-American women will contract the virus. “The harsh reality is that today, even in the face of great hope and promise, African-American communities continue to be devastated by HIV,” said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention earlier this year. “Although only 14 percent of the U.S. population, African-Americans account for almost half of those living and dying with HIV and AIDS in this country.” For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/188366324606612/ SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website seven − = 2 Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.