New HIV infections are trending down in the US, especially among young gay men, CDC estimates

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP, is used to prevent HIV.

(CNN) — New HIV infections in the United States have dropped in recent years, driven largely by decreases among young gay and bisexual men, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC estimates that there were about 32,000 new HIV infections in 2021, a 12% drop from 2017.

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FIRST WARN FORECAST: T-Storm chances pick up starting Tuesday evening.

May 29, 2023 @ 7:49 pm

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Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Mostly clear. Low around 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.