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It's Not Over
were more than 39,000 new HIV diagnoses in 2016 across the U.S. Infection rates dropped 19% between 2005 and
2014. That's good news. But there were
also increases in infection rates: +4% among African American gay and bisexual
men and +14% among Hispanic gay and
bisexual men. There are treatments, but
no vaccine. It's not over.
Centers for Disease Control; National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis,
STD, and TB Prevention
Dig Into the Facts
overall number of people living with HIV is increasing and the impact of HIV on
an aging population is yet to be seen.
is a concentrated epidemic in impoverished urban areas. Take a look at the map.
effective treatment with antiretroviral drugs, there is significant discrepancy
in those receiving care, retention in care and viral suppression.
– drugs designed to prevent infection – utilization continues to increase, but
only about 8% of people eligible for PrEP are receiving it.
on this link to see how HIV/AIDS anti-HIV prevention is used across Illinois.