Research Shows Decrease in HIV Infections Among Black Women

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  • According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of HIV infections among African-Americans has declined in recent years.

    However, the study found that the number of infections among young gay men has increased.

    The study, published online in the CDC’s HIV Supplemental Surveillance Report, found that the number of people infected with HIV has remained steady over the past decade with approximately 50,000 people diagnosed per year. In 2010, nearly 47, 500 people were infected with the disease.

    Although the numbers of black women diagnosed with HIV remain high, the data shows that the number of new infections decreased by 21 percent.

    The CDC believes that the new findings can be attributed to the success of public HIV campaigns bringing awareness to the disease and prevention.

    But experts find that further research is necessary to determine if the decrease among Black woman will become a long-term trend.

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