- PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
Black Canadians make up a mimimal proportion of the population but account for over 50 percent of all new cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
That infection rate is eight times the rate of whites. Among women, the numbers are even more shocking—- almost 70 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV-positive women in the Canada are black women.
Black women are 23 times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than white women, with heterosexual contact being the overwhelming method of infection in black America.
WE AS A BLACK COMMUNITY UNITED IN THE ERRADICATION AND PREVENTION OF AIDS IN BLACK COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE GTA, CALL ON THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE FUNDING AND RESOURCES TO RESPOND TO THIS ISSUE.
The INCREASE FUNDING FOR AIDS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY petition to PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT was written by BWAA and is in the category Health at GoPetition.