General HIV Information -Statistics
Recently the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new information about the number of new HIV infections (incidence) in the September 12, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The new data estimates that HIV incidence, previously estimated at 40,000 new infections per year for the past decade, is actually higher, standing at approximately 56,300 new infections per year. This new estimate was calculated using a new national HIV incidence surveillance system. For more information about how the CDC arrived at this new estimate visit their website at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/.
Details from the MMWR "underscore the severe impact of HIV among gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities, African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos. 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."
"The distribution of new HIV infections in 2006 demonstrates that, more than 25 years after the first report of AIDS, the disease continues to affect the MSM population more than any other in the United States." - MMWR, September 12, 2008
For more statistics and information:
- Center for Disease Control: National statistics
- Department of Human Services: State and Local statistics
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