CDC: HIV Incidence Rates Stable but Disparities Persist
New HIV infections among U.S. residents remained stable at about 50,000 annually between 2006 and 2008, according to a CDC report published in the journal PLoS One. However, the report noted a 50% surge in cases among young black men who have sex with men. Meanwhile, minority women were found to have a relatively high risk of contracting HIV, and the risk was 15 times higher among black women than white women. In addition, Hispanic women had a risk three times greater than white women.
- "HIV Incidence Stable Nationally, but Rising Steadily Among Young Gay Blacks" (Brown, Washington Post, 8/3).
- "New HIV Infections in U.S. Hold Steady at 50,000" (Nano, AP/Miami Herald, 8/3).
- "HIV Rising Among Young Black MSM, Stable Overall" (Smith, MedPage Today, 8/3).