Tag: african american women

HPV Infections Harder to Treat in College-age African American Women

Posted on April 2, 2012 | No Comments

The human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus from the papillomavirus family that can potentially cause cancer, is harder to treat in college-aged African American women, according to a study by The American Association for Cancer Research. The study findings say African American women are also likely to have an abnormal Pap test than European-American women.

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African American Women HIV Rates on the Rise, Rivals African Women

Posted on March 13, 2012 | No Comments

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 out of every 32 black women will be infected with HIV during her lifetime. Although black women represent only 14 percent of the US female population, they constitute 66 percent of all new HIV infections. The infection rates of black women in the United States rival those in the Congo and Kenya.

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