HIV as a Leading Cause of Death among Black People in the US

According to the CDC, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease was the eighth leading cause of death among Black people in the US aged 20-24, the sixth leading cause among Black people aged 35-44, and the eighth among Black people aged 45-54.

HIV disease was the sixth leading cause of death among Black males in the US aged 20-24, the sixth leading cause among Black males aged 25-34, the eighth leading cause among Black males aged 35-44, and the eighth leading cause among Black males aged 45-54.

HIV disease was the ninth leading cause of death among Black females in the US aged 25-34, the seventh leading cause among Black females aged 35-44, and the tenth leading cause among Black females aged 45-54.

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Heron M. Deaths: Leading causes for 2018. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol 70 no 4. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2021. doi.org/10.15620/cdc:104186.