Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS Prevention
On World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), AIR reflects on the nearly two decades we have worked in supporting the public health response to the U.S. HIV epidemic and the progress that has been made. Recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show annual HIV infections decreased by nearly 7% from 2008 to 2016, from 41,180 to 39,589—in large part due to increased testing and treatment.
According to the CDC, nine out of 10 new HIV infections could be prevented by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive early, ongoing HIV treatment. Treatment allows people living with HIV to live longer, healthier lives, and it reduces their risk for transmitting HIV to others.
AIR provides strategic support to the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) to communicate about HIV prevention science, programs and policies with its partners and stakeholders.
Read more about our HIV/AIDS work below.