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Today, CDC published the first multi-year estimates from its national HIV incidence surveillance in the online scientific journal PLoS One. This new analysis found that overall, the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States was relatively stable at approximately 50,000 new infections each year between 2006 and 2009. However, HIV infections increased among young men who have sex with men (MSM) between 2006 and 2009, driven by alarming increases among young, black MSM – the only subpopulation to experience a sustained increase during the time period.
To assist with your coverage, you can find additional resources on this new estimate and on the national epidemic below.
- Fact sheet: Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States, 2006–2009
- Downloadable graphics for media use/reprint
- Article: Estimated HIV Incidence in the United States, 2006–2009
- Fact sheet: Highlights of CDC Activities Addressing HIV Prevention Among African American Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men
- Commentary: On theGrio.com, Dr. Kevin Fenton discusses the urgency of confronting stigma head-on so we can begin to reverse trends in new HIV infections among young, black gay men.
- Commentary: On CNN.com, Dr. Jonathan Mermin discusses the critical role of prevention in reversing trends in new HIV infections in the United States.
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