Sections

The South Rising Again — in HIV Infections

Longtime AIDS activist Larry Kramer said the latest HIV data paint an “appalling” picture.
Community News Group
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

The latest data on HIV from the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention found that nine out of the top 10 states in new infections are in the South.

The CDC also noted that the number of men who have sex with men (MSM) ages 13-29 diagnosed with HIV rose three percent annually between 2008 and 2016. In this group, 49 percent of the diagnoses are African American, 25 percent Latino, and 14 percent white.

Veteran AIDS activist Larry Kramer called the statistics “appalling.”

The CDC is urging all sexually active MSM to get tested at least once a year and get prompt treatment if positive. The uninfected have the option of taking PrEP (Truvada) to prevent HIV infection.

New York City’s data is more encouraging. There were just 2,279 new HIV diagnoses in 2016, down from 6,000 in 2000.

Elsewhere, China is seeing a 14 percent surge in HIV diagnoses.

Updated 12:59 pm, October 4, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not GayCityNews.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to GayCityNews.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

Classifieds

Schneps Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter:

Optional: