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CDC: New U.S. HIV infections remained stable

December 21, 2012

The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. remained stable in 2010, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, HIV incidence
"remains a serious health problem," according to the agency. The rate of new infections has remained stable at about 50,000 annually since the mid-1990s with an estimated 47,500 people acquiring the virus in 2010. African Americans, Latinos and gay and bisexual men remain disproportionately affected by the virus. However, new infections among African American women were down 21% between 2008 and 2010. New infections among gay and bisexual men increased 22% over the same time period.