Every 47 minutes a woman tests positive for HIV and odds are she’s black. African Americans make up roughly 65% of all new HIV/AIDS cases among women. A number of factors place black women at increased risk but one significant source in some communities are black men released from prison. Stigma, poverty and negative perceptions about HIV create a cycle that researchers say contributes to an epidemic in the black community. We will look at ways some are working to break the cycle.
On this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to:
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick
Medical Director, CARE Center at United Medical Center
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