New HIV infection rates are falling, and treatments are improving. But do we have the political will to end HIV/AIDS? TAMMYE NASH | Managing Editornash@dallasvoice.com In 2019, according to the U.S.
government’s HIV website HIV.gov, there were an estimated 34,800 new HIV infections in the United States and its six dependent areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau and the U.S.
Virgin Islands) plus The District of Columbia. That was down by about 8 percent from 2015’s new infections numbers of about 37,800, with the decrease coming after a period of relative stability.
Bryan King, LVN, CRCC In 2020, 30,635 people were newly-diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. That is a 17 percent decrease from 2019.