Which Brooklyn Neighborhoods Have the Most HIV Diagnoses?
By Brooklyn Magazine
In Brooklyn, new cases of HIV are reported disproportionately by black men in their 20s who have sex with other men; even in predominately white neighborhoods like Borough Park, where black people make up 2.8 percent of the population, they account for more than one third of new diagnoses. “If we continue on the current trend, in the year 2015, especially in the South, it will probably be the case that 5 to 6 percent of all African-American adults who are sexually active will be infected with the virus,” an HIV/AIDS expert toldFresh Air last year. But in Brooklyn, the story isn’t the same in every neighborhood. Here’s a rundown of who’s affected and where, according to city data from 2011.