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50,000 New HIV Infections Each Year in U.S.

New HIV Infections Rise 48% in Young Black Gay/Bi Men

CDC to Target Proven Prevention Efforts continued...

It's not the CDC's job to monitor federal funds for HIV treatment.

"We work with HRSA [the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration] and others to reduce the cost of HIV medications, which we think has significant potential for prevention," Frieden said. "And it is important that each state recognize it has the responsibility to take care of the people with HIV within their state -- and to prevent new infections."

Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, director of the CDC's AIDS center, said at the teleconference that the CDC is targeting young gay men -- young black men in particular -- with HIV prevention efforts.

"This would mean putting extra resources into the communities most impacted by HIV," Fenton said. "For example, we now require all jurisdictions we fund to do a limited number of high-impact interventions: condom promotion scale-up, increased testing, better partner services -- in other words, directing grantees to focus on high-impact activities."

CDC HIV researcher Joseph Prejean, PhD, and colleagues report the new CDC estimates in today's issue of the online journal PLoS One.

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