Alarming Statistics/Trends

Posted: July 2, 2012 in Education

•Data has shown Texas has the second highest teen pregnancy rate in the U.S.

 •1 in 5 (20%) people infected with HIV don’t even know they have it
 
•Every 9 ½ minutes someone is infected with HIV in the U.S.
 
•African Americans make up only 13.6% of the U.S. population, yet account for 52% of all new HIV/AIDS cases diagnoses and 44% of new infections.
 
•27,650 individuals known living with HIV/AIDS in Houston/Harris County
 
•76% of all reported STD rates in Houston/Harris County were among 15-24 year olds
 
•1 person in Houston is infected with HIV every 7 hours
 
•1 in 53 African Americans in Houston are living with HIV
 

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