CDC Vital Signs: Status of HIV Testing, Viral Suppression, and HIV PrEP – United States, 2013 – 2018

CDC released new data about the status of HIV testing, viral suppression and prevention coverage from 2013 – 2018, highlighting the 38,000 new HIV infections that occur annually in the U.S. The report states that the number of new HIV infections remained stable from 2013 to 2017, emphasizing the need for accelerated efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent HIV infection to achieve the U.S. goal of at least 90% reduction in the number of new infections by 2030. Progress towards the targets to reach this goal, including that at least 95% of persons with HIV receive a diagnosis, 95% diagnosed individuals have suppressed viral loads, and 50% at risk for HIV are prescribed PrEP, are outlined in the report and varies among demographic groups, with inequities particularly stark among persons aged 13-24, Black and Latinx communities, and people who inject drugs.

The full MMWR report and accompanying resources are available on the Vital Signs webpage.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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