HIV rates have been on the decline in the U.S. for years now, but stark disparities remain, with some groups of people at high risk of infection.
Here’s the good part: The number of people diagnosed annually has dropped by about 20 percent in the last decade. The drop was driven by plunges in certain groups of people, including heterosexuals, with a 35 percent decline since 2005; black women, with a 42 percent decline; and people who inject drugs, 63 percent.
Here is the bad part: Rates are increasing in African-American and Hispanic men who have sex with men, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This puts the minority male gay and “down low community” at an increased risk of contracting AIDS. Then there is the ripple effect that will result from heterosexual females that engage in sex with these men .
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