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HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. While there is no cure for HIV, if individuals are diagnosed early and begin treatment appropriately, they may live with the illness, managing it as a chronic disease.
In 2015, 39,513 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States. The number of new HIV diagnoses fell 19% from 2005 to 2014. Because HIV testing has remained stable or increased in recent years, this decrease in diagnoses suggests a true decline in new infections. The decrease may be due to targeted HIV prevention efforts. However, progress has been uneven, and diagnoses have increased among a few groups. In Mecklenburg County, more than 5,300 persons are living with HIV infection and as many as 700 more may be infected but unaware of their status.
The following reports highlight the impact of HIV disease in Mecklenburg County.
HIV Infographic, Persons Living with HIV Infection
2011-2015 Newly Diagnosed HIV Rates by Gender and Race
2015 Mecklenburg County Newly Diagnosed HIV Infection & Persons Living with HIV Infection
Top 5 ZIP codes for HIV Prevalence as of August 2016
Ryan White Charlotte Transitional Grant Area Data Presentation
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sexually transmitted diseases.More information on HIV/AIDSThe following links will connect you to more information about HIV Disease. Mecklenburg County Health Department does not necessarily recommend or endorse all the information contained in these online resources
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