Female African American AIDS Numbers In Dallas Troubling

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Currently, black women make up 22-percent of the population in Dallas — yet, according to county health officials, the group accounts for 71-percent of all female HIV cases.

In Dallas County, there are some 1800 other black women who share the same diagnosis. There is no other group of Dallas women that are impacted more by the disease.

The numbers are staggering – 7 out of 10 Dallas women with HIV are African American and AIDS education advocates and activists said they know why.

“We have a whole community of black men out there who are HIV positive, who are heterosexual, and nobody is talking to them,” said Marsha Jones, head of the Afiya Center, an HIV prevention center in south Dallas.

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