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Rate of HIV infections in US fell by 73% from 1981 to 2019: study

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Washington (AFP) – New annual infections with HIV fell by 73 percent between 1981 and 2019, according to a new analysis by US health authorities released Thursday. But the proportion of infected minority Black and Latino people has risen, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which published its first report on the then-new and mysterious virus almost 40 years ago, on June 5. “Reductions are due to the decades-long work of and collaboration with scientists, patients, patient-advocates and communities,” said CDC director Rochelle Walensky in a statement. She reflect…

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