Addressing HIV Among Black/African American Women in the U.S. South
HIV disproportionately impacts Black/African American women and people who use substances in the United States. In North Carolina, Black/African American women comprised an estimated 70% of all female HIV diagnoses during 2018-2019. Information regarding best practices for HIV prevention interventions using mHealth are not widely available for young Black/African American women. Lastly, while alcohol consumption is lower among Black/African American women than Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women, research shows that the intersection between alcohol consumption and sexual risk related to HIV/STI transmission is an area for concern for Black/African American women in emerging adulthood as they experience more adverse effects related to their consumption than women of other races/ethnicities.
 North Carolina HIV Surveillance Data 2019
 Products - Data Briefs - Number 374- August 2020 (cdc.gov)
 The Association Between Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among African American Women Across Three Developmental Periods: A Review | Bentham Science (eurekaselect.com)