CDC published a report today that provides the most recent data on HIV trends in America from 2010 to 2016. The results show a stagnation in the decline of HIV infections, with numbers of HIV Infections leveling off at about 39,000.
When taking a deeper dive into the data, annual HIV infections declined in some populations, but increased in others. Numbers remained stable in gay and bisexual men (which accounts for 70% of new infections), decreased by 17% among heterosexual men and women, and decreased 30% among people who inject drugs.
The CDC estimates that the decline has plateaued because effective HIV prevention and treatment are not reaching the populations that need it the most including rural areas, southern states, and African-Americans and Latinos.
Read the Full CDC Press Release Here.
Read the CDC Report Here.