Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States, 2006-2009

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.

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Press Release: New multi-year data show annual HIV infections in U.S. relatively stable: Alarming increase among young, black gay and bisexual men requires urgent action

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