Gains Are Impressive, But Uneven

This is remarkable progress: From 2010–2018, the US HIV death rate fell by about half overall, according to new CDC data.
 
Largely credited to investment in both HIV treatments and social support structures, these gains were unimaginable a decade ago, says Jeanne Marrazzo of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, The New York Times reports.
 
But the progress has been uneven: Women, Black and mixed-race people, and people in the South had weaker gains than other groups.
 
“The fact is that a Black person living with H.I.V. in Mississippi is more than six times more likely to die of H.I.V. than a white person in New York — and that’s pretty astonishing,” said James Krellenstein, of the PreP4All Collaboration.
 
One Crucial Step: The CDC must start closely tracking access to PrEP, says Krellenstein.

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