Monthly Archives: February 2017

Number of New HIV Infections Down in the US

The number of annual new HIV infections in the US fell by 18% since 2008, offering evidence that prevention and treatment efforts are having an impact, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released this week.  According to the report, the number of annual HIV infections fell from an estimated 45,700 in 2008 to 37,600 in 2014. This included a 36% decline among heterosexuals (from 13,400 to 8600) and a dramatic 56% drop among people...

National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

February 7th  marks National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to focus the nation’s attention on the impact of HIV and AIDS on Black Americans. The theme for this year’s Awareness Day was “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” The day was originally established in 1999 to call attention to the impact of HIV and AIDS in the black/African-American community, and 18 years later, it is a vital reminder that the impact of HIV...