Times higher rate of new HIV infection in urban black women in the U.S. than previously estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. The study looked at data from cities hit hardest by AIDS: Baltimore, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J., and New York City. According to the researchers, 66% of women newly infected with HIV each year are black, even though African-American women represent only 14% of the U.S. female population. [via Newswise]

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