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of new HIV diagnoses in the US occur in youth


of new diagnoses occur in young African American and Hispanic populations


of new diagnoses in youth are attributed to male-to-male sexual contact (MMSC)


of youth are unaware of their diagnosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2019; vol.32. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance.html. Published May 2021. Accessed February 2023.

In 2020, youth ages 13 to 24 accounted for one out of every five new HIV diagnoses in the United States (CDC, 2023). While this number seemingly represents an overall decrease in HIV diagnoses among youth compared to previous years, youth still face several unique challenges when it comes to staying healthy and preventing the spread of HIV.

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