The Center For Disease Control And Prevention

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Furthermore, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that studies, as noted before, have shown PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV through sexual intercourse by more than 90% and by more than 70% among populations who inject drugs when taken regularly. Gay or bisexual men increase their chance of being exposed to the virus if they have had anal sex without a condom, been diagnosed with an STD during the past 6 months or are in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner. The 2014 HIV in the United States: At A Glance report states,
“… an estimated 44,073 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States” and “Gay and bisexual men accounted for an estimated 83% (29,418) of HIV diagnoses among males and 67% of all diagnoses.”(CDC). From these numbers “Black/African American gay and bisexual men accounted for the largest number of estimated HIV diagnoses (11,201), followed by white gay and bisexual men (9,008).”(CDC)
However, there was a significant difference between HIV diagnoses in the United States between African Americans and Hispanics. In 2014 the CDC stated, African Americans represented about 12% and Hispanics represented 17% of the U.S. population infected with HIV and African Americans accounted for about 44% while Hispanics accounted for about 23% of HIV diagnoses. A report released on HIV Basics said, “Young gay and bisexual men accounted for 92% of all new HIV diagnoses in people aged 13-24 in 2014, and young, African…
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