Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 6:01 pm
The HIV epidemic among African-Americans is getting deserved new attention at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. And the news isn't all bad.
New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that black high school students are engaging in risky sexual behavior far less often than they were 20 years ago.
Since black teens are the future of the epidemic for the hardest-hit ethnic group, this is encouraging.
Here are the main results: