ERIC Number: EJ711819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-24
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Survival at Stake: University of North Carolina's Dr. Adaora Adimora Searches for Answers into HIV Transmission among African Americans
Yates, Eleanor Lee
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n3 p30 Mar 2005
During the 1980s and into the '90s, HIV and AIDS primarily affected gay White men. The rates of HIV/AIDS stabilized in the 1990s in the United States, but today the numbers are soaring again. This time around, victims are more likely to be Black and heterosexual. Dr. Adaora Adimora, an HIV/AIDS researcher and associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, is concerned about the disturbing new direction of HIV/AIDS infections. In Adimora's state of North Carolina, 2,100 people were diagnosed with HIV in 2003. African Americans accounted for 71 percent of the new HIV cases, yet made up only 22 percent of the population. In addition, Black women were 14 times as likely to contract HIV as White women.
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Communicable Diseases, Sexuality, Drug Abuse, Public Health, Epidemiology, Incidence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; United States