Prevalence of Diagnosed HIV Infection in the US by Method of Transmission

"Sex (at birth) and transmission category: From 2014 through 2018 in the United States and 6 dependent areas, the annual percentage of diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents attributed to male-to-male sexual contact accounted for over 65% of diagnoses (Figure 5 and Table 1b). From 2014 through 2018 in the United States and 6 dependent areas, among male adults and adolescents, the annual number of diagnosed HIV infections attributed to injection drug use increased (Table 1b). The number of infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact and heterosexual contact decreased. The number of infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact and IDU remained stable. The perinatal and “Other” transmission categories accounted for less than 1% of cases. Among female adults and adolescents, the number of infections attributed to IDU increased. The number of infections attributed to heterosexual contact decreased. The perinatal and “Other” transmission categories accounted for less than 1% of cases."

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2018 (Updated); vol. 31.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library.... Published May 2020. Accessed June 8, 2020.
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/librar...

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