By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 2006|Opinions|

In our May 25 issue, we reported a quote by Phill Wilson, director of the Black AIDS Institute, which said that “nearly 70 percent of the new HIV/AIDS cases in America are among black women.” (See “AIDS at 25: Lives lost, lives changed” online at
Actually, as Wilson wrote in an Aug. 8, 2005 editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times that is published on the Black AIDS Institute’s Web site, 69 percent of new infections in women are found in African-American women.
BTL apologizes for the error and thanks Eve Mokotoff, HIV/AIDS epidemiology manager of the HIV/STD and Other Bloodborne Infections Surveillance Section of the Michigan Department of Community Health, for bringing it to our attention.
For more information on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America visit

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