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Latino communities are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS.
Gay and bisexual men accounted for 69% of the total 36,801 new HIV diagnoses in 2019. To learn more, search #NGMHAAD.
People 55 and older make up 37% of the U.S. HIV population. Most are undetectable. What’s more, PrEP use increased among this age group.
But this could be linked to a decline in HIV testing. Data from 2020 also show a drop in HIV care, especially for homeless San Franciscans.
For answers, check out these nine takeaways from the report “HIV in the U.S. Deep South: Trends From 2008–2019.”
This year’s SHAAD theme—Support.Act.Change—pays homage to 20 years of HIV service from the Southern AIDS Coalition.
Hint: It’s perfect timing for the EPIC Sexual Health Center to open in the Tampa Bay area.
HIV diagnoses rose among Native Americans and Alaska Natives between 2014 and 2018, but death rates decreased.
Only four members at the U.N. high-level meeting on AIDS voted against a declaration to reduce HIV rates and stigma.
UPDATE: Data from 2019 and 2020 have been added to America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD), an interactive digital map.
2019 HIV cases were the lowest since 1990, and hepatitis B rates also fell, according to a WHO report. But most STIs peaked.
The new HIV cases are linked to the opioid crisis and homelessness.
On this #APIMay19, support anti-violence efforts and stand in solidarity with Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
“While this represents just eight new cases…we need to understand [this] so we can implement prevention tactics.”
The UNAIDS global AIDS strategy for the next five years requires $29 billion annually and sets these goals.
Watch “Positively Native,” a short film on HIV issues in Native communities, and raise awareness for NNHAAD on March 20.
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