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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican HIV Activists Continue Post-Hurricane Maria Fight Despite U.S. Indifference and Local Corruption

"One would think that being a commonwealth of the most powerful country in the world would have benefits when it comes to health care and recovery from natural catastrophes, such as the one that took place in September 2017," Giuliani Alvarenga write...

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HIV in the United States by Geography

In the United States, HIV diagnoses are not evenly distributed across states and regions. Southern states accounted for more than half of new HIV diagnoses in 2016, while making up 38% of the national population.1 In all regions of the United States,...

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HIV Among African-American Gay and Bisexual Men

Black/African American1 gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men2 are more affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. In 2016, African American gay and bisexual men accounted for 26% (10,223) of the 39,782 new HIV diagnoses ...

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Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, HIV Service Providers Fight Back Against Man-Made and Natural Disasters

"Systemic failures to provide health care to the people of Puerto Rico are not born out of any natural disaster, but a man-made one," HIV advocate Drew Gibson argues.

Q&A: Ask the Experts

Life Expectancy?

For years the standard answer to life expectantcy for an HIV positive individual with suppressed viral load and no co morbidities has been less than the general public with explanation given that there are other than associated habits, illegal drug u...

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Puerto Rico

Help People Living With HIV in Puerto Rico Recover From Hurricane Maria

Puerto Ricans are currently in desperate need. Here are ways you can assist them, and specifically those who are living with or impacted by HIV.

Overall new HIV diagnoses
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New HIV Diagnoses Are on the Decline in the U.S.

Overall new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. have gone down from 2010 to 2014, but we still have a long way to go to reach the 2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy target.

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HIV in the United States by Geographic Distribution

Fast FactsRates of HIV and AIDS diagnoses are highest in the South.1The highest percentage of HIV diagnoses in the South, Northeast, and Midwest is among blacks/African Americans.2Hispanics/Latinos3 have the highest percentage of HIV diagnoses in the...

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Heterosexual Men

HIV Among Men in the United States

Fast FactsMen accounted for 76% of all adults and adolescents living with HIV infection at the end of 2010 in the United States.Men who have sex with men account for most new and existing HIV infections among men.By race/ethnicity, black men have the...

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My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea and Advocacy: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Amidst the happy haze of good news about the efficacy of PrEP in preventing new HIV infections and the growing consensus that people living with HIV who are undetectable are not infectious, there is troubling news from the CDC in two new reports abo...