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US HIV infections decline, but fail to meet national goals

US HIV infections decline, but fail to meet national goals
May 6, 2016

The number of annual HIV infections decreased by approximately 11% from 2010 to 2015, while the rate of HIV transmission declined by 17% during the same period, according to estimates from a recent analysis.

While these gains are encouraging, they fall short of the 25% reduction in HIV incidence and 30% reduction in transmission targeted by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), according to Robert A. Bonacci, MPH, fourth-year medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine, and David R. Holtgrave, PhD, professor and chair of the department of health, behavior and society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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