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AIDS in Black America (#742)

A total of 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV—one in five have it and don't even know it. AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 25-34.

According to the 2010 report from Kentucky's Department for Public Health HIV/AIDS Branch, black males comprise 7.7 percent of Kentucky's male population, yet accounted for 32 percent of new male HIV infections. Black females, who also comprise 7.7 percent Kentucky's female population, accounted for 39 percent of new female infections in 2009.

As of June 30, 2010, a cumulative total of 7,224 HIV infections had been reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health since reporting began in 1982. Of those, 5,211 had progressed to AIDS.

The 2012 Kentucky Conference on HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis will be held Aug. 14-15 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington. The theme is "Kentucky: Turning the Tide."

Learn more:
Kentucky Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Branch
Frontline: 'Endgame: AIDS in Black America'

Air Dates

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2