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It's Not Over 

 

There 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.
 

Source: Centers for Disease Control; National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

 

Dig Into the Facts

  • The overall number of people living with HIV is increasing and the impact of HIV on an aging population is yet to be seen.
  • HIV is a concentrated epidemic in impoverished urban areas.  Take a look at the map.
  • Despite effective treatment with antiretroviral drugs, there is significant discrepancy in those receiving care, retention in care and viral suppression.
  • PrEP – drugs designed to prevent infection – utilization continues to increase, but only about 8% of people eligible for PrEP are receiving it.
  • Click on this link to see how HIV/AIDS anti-HIV prevention is used across Illinois.

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