Despite the fact that there's been an overall decline in HIV infections, the rates among young men who have sex with men has increased, according to new data from the centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Infection for gay and bisexual men was only up 1%, but increased 35% for men in the 25 to 34 age bracket. That's a significant jump from 7,200 to 9,700 new infections. According to research, half of those infections were in Southern states, which make up 37% of the American population.
It is worth noting that the number of new infections fell from 45,700 in 2008 to 37,600 in 2014, marking an 18% decline. When it comes to heterosexuals, that's a 36% drop and a 56% dip for intravenous drug-users. Click here for more information.
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