HIV Diagnoses Decline Almost 20 Percent, but Progress Is Uneven
December 6, 2015
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that HIV diagnoses have declined by almost 20 percent over the past decade, but gay and bisexual men are not seeing equal levels of success, and Southern states are lagging behind.
A CDC analysis announced on the opening day of the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta shows national trends in HIV diagnoses from 2005-2014. Among the key findings:
In a separate analysis, CDC announced an update on state-by-state progress related to HIV prevention and care that shows substantial gaps between Southern states and the rest of the countrydeath rates are higher in the South than any other U.S. region and many Southerners are unaware of their HIV infection.
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