HIV Leading Cause of Black Women in Massachusetts

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(ThirdAge) — Women account for more than 1 in 4 of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the state, a local Boston news channel and BET reports. Over half of those women are African-American.  Black women are thirty-eight times more likely than white women to contract the disease.  “It’s certainly an epidemic,” Dr. Bela Bashar, clinical director of HIV services at The Dimock Center told the Boston news station.

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