CDC has released the Annual HIV Surveillance Report
According to the Annual HIV Surveillance Report which was published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the number of HIV infections that happen every year in the U.S. is going down. However, the number of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) has remained stable, despite the use of PrEP-26,376 new cases in 2015, compared to 26,338 in 2010.
While in some part of the country use of PrEP led to decline in new cases of HIV infections, country-wide PrEP’s impact is much smaller than it could be.
It is estimated by researchers that over 10 years, PrEP could prevent:
- 33% of new HIV infections if 40% of at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) take PrEP
- 41% of new HIV infections if 60% of at-risk MSM take PrEP
- 50% of new HIV infections if 90% of at-risk MSM take PrEP