"REAAP's RESPONSE to COVID-19

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Million People in the US are living with HIV (2017*)
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% of those newly diagnosed with HIV in 2018 were Black.
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% of women living with HIV are Black (source: Black AIDS Institute)
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% of Black gay men will be diagnosed with HIV in his lifetime.

By the Numbers

African Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Blacks/African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those ever diagnosed with AIDS, compared to other races/ethnicities. In 2018, Blacks/African Americans accounted for 13% of the US population but 42% of the 37,832 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas. Among all women with HIV diagnosed in 2018, 57% were African American, 21% were White, and 18% were Hispanic/Latina.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, by the end of 2017, a total of 12,635 persons were living with HIV/AIDS in Indiana. Most people living with HIV/AIDS in Indiana are concentrated in the urban areas of the state, however rural areas are also affected. The majority live in Central Indiana and the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. In 2017, the breakdown by race/ethnicity for those newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS were: Black – 46.6%, White – 37.7%, Hispanic – 13.8%, Other – 4.9%.

What We Do?

About REAAP

Advocacy

We endeavor to advocate for the respect and dignity of all persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Education

We are committed to creating and implementing training and educational opportunities that aim to eradicate stigma and stop the spread of HIV.

Outreach

Our community based outreach initiatives are designed to provide equitable access to HIV education, prevention and testing. We take a collaborative approach to providing care for the populations we serve. 

Impact

We are committed to exposing the truth, confronting the stigma, breaking the silence and ending the HIV epidemic.