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Date:11/16/2009

ganization stated that HIV infection is now the leading cause of death and disease among women ages 15 to 44. It is also the leading cause of death for African American women of reproductive age in the US. African American women are currently 33 times more likely than white women to be living with HIV/AIDS, and Latino women are four times more likely than white women to become infected with HIV.

"Advocates for women's health in the United States must reignite awareness that AIDS remains a serious challenge to women's health in the United States, especially among women of color," Ms. Nichols said. "It's time to recognize that women need access to HIV prevention tools that they can initiate and discuss with their partners. We need to put the power of prevention in women's hands."

About African Services Committee:
African Services is a Harlem-based organization established by and for African immigrants in New York City. Since 1981, it has provided free health, housing, legal, educational, and social services to more than 10,000 newcomers each year from across the African Diaspora. African Services Committee is also engaged in the global fight against AIDS, working to expand HIV testing, treatment, care and support to African communities in New York City and the world. For more information, go to: www.africanservices.org.

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