The Role of HIV Providers in Secondary HIV Prevention

  • Author: W. David Hardy, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/16/18 (What's New)


  • Estimated number of new HIV infections in the US in 2016 was 39,782, with the overall rate decreasing in recent years[CDC 2017a]
    • Most of these infections (67%) occurred in MSM, whereas 24% were related to heterosexual sexual activity, and 9% to injection drug use
  • Disparities are seen across racial groups[CDC 2017a]

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