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The issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact in the African-American community is large. Existing epidemiological data clearly support the need for targeted HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care especially in the African-American community. While African-Americans account for approximately 12% of the nation's total population, 45% of that population accounts for new HIV infections and nearly 50% of all new AIDS cases. African-Americans women account for 61% of new HIV infections and 66% of new AIDS cases among all women. Black teens, ages 13-19, approximately 15% of the nation's total teen population account for 68% of new AIDS cases among teens of all racial and ethnic groups.

Letter to
Chairman of the Board of the National Action Network Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson
Rev. Al Sharpton, CEO and Founder of the National Action Network The National Action Network-- a civil rights organization
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The National Action Network, a civil rights organization..

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Stop the insensitivity and intolerance around HIV/AIDS.

The issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact in the African-American community is large. Existing epidemiological data clearly support the need for targeted HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care especially in the African-American community. While African-Americans account for approximately 12% of the nation's total population, 45% of that population accounts for new HIV infections and nearly 50% of all new AIDS cases. African-Americans women account for 61% of new HIV infections and 66% of new AIDS cases among all women. Black teens, ages 13-19, approximately 15% of the nation's total teen population account for 68% of new AIDS cases among teens of all racial and ethnic groups.
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Sincerely,