HIV cases have been on the decline in recent years, largely driven by fewer cases among young people, but racial disparities remain, a CDC report stated. Estimated yearly infections were 12% lower in 2021 (32,100 cases) compared to 2017 (36,500 cases), according to the data, released on Tuesday of this week.
This decline was primarily seen in gay and bisexual males, which make up 80% of the HIV infections in that age range, the CDC noted. That group marked 4,900 infections in 2021, down from 7,400 in 2017.
“Our nation’s HIV prevention efforts continue to move in the right direction,” said Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., director of the , in a statement on the agency’s website. (iStock) “Efforts must be accelerated and strengthened for progress to reach all groups faster and equitably.”
The CDC credits expanded access to HIV testing, treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for driving progress in preventing HIV infections in young gay and bisexual males. BISEXUAL WOMEN MAY FACE A HIGHER HEART DISEASE RISK, NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS headtopics.com
Despite the overall progress that’s been made, that data indicates the progress has not been equitable across all groups.
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