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Injection drug use (IDU) accounted for 12% of estimated new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.
Philadelphia reported a slightly higher statistic of 13%.
Each year, more than 45,000 people become newly infected with HIV in the United States
The CDC recommends that everyone in the US aged 13-64, regardless of perceived risk, get tested for HIV to help stop the spread of the disease.
2010 CDC data indicates about half of the just over 1 million Americans living with HIVS or AIDS are black.
In 2010 the rate of new HIV infections among non-Hispanic blacks was 7 times the rate among whites. Hispanics saw a rate 3 times that of the white population. Whites accounted for 35% of estimated new HIV infections. Asians/Pacific Islanders accounted for roughly 2% and American Indians/Alaska Natives accounted for roughly 1%.
Philadelphia statistics however reported heterosexual's accounted for the largest population.
Every 9 1/2 minutes another person becomes infected with the HIV virus in the United States.
The CDC estimates that African Americans are more severely and disproportionately affected by HIV than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Each year, more than 45,000 people become newly infected with HIV in the United States.
In the United States, men account for 73% of new infections. Philadelphia reports African American women are the fastest growing population.