Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): The presence of some STIs greatly increases the likelihood of acquiring or transmitting HIV.Rates of gonorrhea and syphilis are higher among black men than among white or Hispanic/Latino men.Rates of syphilis have increased in recent years among MSM.Injection drug and other substance use: The use of injection drugs or other substances may increase the risk of HIV infection through sharing injection equipment contaminated with HIV or engaging in high-risk behaviors, such as unprotected sex, when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
For example, The MSM Testing Initiative aims to identify at least 3,000 HIV-infected MSM who were previously unaware of their infection, at least half of whom may be Hispanic/Latino or black, and link at least 2,550 (85%) of these HIV-infected MSM to HIV medical care.
In an official census report, it was reported that 54.4% (2,150,926 out of 3,953,593) of births in 2010 were non-Hispanic white.
This represents an increase of 0.3% compared to the previous year, which was 54.1%. states by population density for maps and complete statistics. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines "Hispanic or Latino" as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.
The United States Census Bureau shows a population increase of 0.75% for the twelve-month period ending in July 2012.
Though high by industrialized country standards, this is below the world average annual rate of 1.1%.