Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new estimate of the annual number of new HIV infections (HIV incidence) in the United States, 1 revealing that the HIV epidemic is — and has been — worse than previously known. That estimate indicated that approximately 56,300 people were newly infected with HIV in the
A new analysis published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR, Sept. 12, 2008) provides a more in-depth look at HIV incidence in specific
The new analysis underscores the severe impact of HIV among gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities, African Americans, and Hispanics. It also shows us that, within these groups, the impact is most severe among young black gay and bisexual men, white gay and bisexual men in their 30s and 40s, and black women.
To read the CDC fact sheet, CLICK HERE.