New CDC Paper Provides Further Documentation of High HIV Burden in the Southeastern United States

HIV Diagnoses and Prevalence in the Southern Region of the United States, 2007-2010, a new paper published in the Journal of Community Health by CDC authors documents the high HIV burden borne by the Southeastern United States.  According to the paper, “the southern region is home to the largest percentage of new diagnoses and the largest percentage of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection of any region in the United States..”:

  • “In 2010 46.0% of all new diagnoses of HIV infection occurred in the South.”
  • “Compared to other regions, a higher percentage of diagnoses in the South were among women (23.8%), blacks/African Americans (57.2%)…”
  • “…a greater percentage of the estimated diagnoses of HIV infection in the South were among suburban…and rural residents…”
  • “…the estimated rate of diagnoses of HIV infection in the two youngest age groups of men (13-19 and 20-29) increased significantly…”
  • “…after diagnosis individuals in the South have worse outcomes….the percentage of persons surviving 36 months after a diagnosis of HIV infection is worse in the South than in all other areas…”
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