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American schools are largely failing to provide young people with comprehensive sexual education, according to a recent CDC report.
States in the American South have disproportionately high rates of AIDS-related deaths and diagnoses of people living with HIV.
The rate dropped by nearly 20 percent during the past decade, but such good news is tempered by uneven progress among different risk groups.
The U.S. sexually transmitted infection epidemic is expanding, in some cases at an “alarming rate,” according to the CDC.
A strategy of taking Truvada as PrEP only in the days surrounding intercourse reduced the overall risk of HIV by 86 percent among gay men.
The CDC is considering suggesting that clinicians advise teenage boys, men and parents of newborn boys that circumcision lowers the risk...
Only one in two gay or bisexual men diagnosed with HIV receive care and treatment for the virus, and only 42 percent are virally suppressed.
Just 22 percent of U.S. high school students who reported intercourse last year have ever received an HIV antibody test.
The CDC has recommended a new HIV testing protocol for laboratories that will better identify acute cases of the virus.
He succeeds Kevin Fenton, MD, as director of NCHHSTP.
Giving an antiretroviral to HIV-negative injection drug users, a practice known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, reduces by half their risk of..
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