1 in 22 blacks will get HIV, CDC report says

(AP) -- Health officials estimate that 1 in 22 black Americans will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime - more than twice the risk for Hispanics and eight times that of whites.

The reported the numbers Thursday. The report says the lifetime risk is 1 in 52 for Hispanics, and 1 in 170 for whites.

Asian-Americans had the lowest lifetime risk, at about 1 in 222.

The data is not considered surprising. Earlier research has shown blacks, especially, have a high risk of .

The estimates are based on 2007 death certificates, population figures and surveillance data from 37 states and Puerto Rico. They update similar calculations reported two years ago.


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