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New HIV Figures From The CDC

Via press release from the CDC:
Overall, the number of new HIV infections in the United States has remained stable at ~50,000 per year over the last decade. This is the first CDC incidence report to show a statistically significant decline in new infections among African American women (21% comparing 2008 to 2010). While additional years of data are needed, CDC is cautiously optimistic that this could be the beginning of a longer-term trend. However, African American women continue to represent the majority (64%) of new infections among women. New infections among young gay and bisexual men (ages 13-24) continued to rise sharply (by 22% comparing 2008 to 2010). Young, black gay and bisexual men continue to bear the heaviest burden and now account for more new infections than any other subgroup – a total of 4,800 in 2010.
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