HIV Among African Americans

HIV is a debilitating disease that can rob sufferers of a long and healthy life. This video discusses the need for HIV education and prevention within the African American community.

African Americans represent the demographic group with the highest occurrence of HIV transmission and fatalities in the United States. In particular, African American adult women and gay men are suffering from HIV in large numbers. That’s why the medical community urges all individuals regardless of race to practice safe behaviors for the prevention of HIV. If you are sexually active, be sure to use protection during every encounter. Doctors also stress the importance of regular HIV testing for early detection and treatment.

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers HIV screenings for our West Hills patients. For more information on our preventative healthcare options, call (818) 676-4000 or visit our website .

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