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HIV Disease


HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. While there is no cure for HIV, if individuals are diagnosed early and begin treatment appropriately, they may live with the illness, managing it as a chronic disease.
 In 2016, 39,782 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States. The annual number of new HIV diagnoses decline 5% from 201 to 2015. Because HIV testing has remained stable or increased in recent years, this decrease in diagnoses suggests a true decline in new infections. The decrease may be due to targeted HIV prevention efforts. However, progress has been uneven, and diagnoses have increased among a few groups.  In Mecklenburg County, more than 6,600 persons are living with HIV infection and as many as 700 more may be infected but unaware of their status.



The following reports highlight the impact of HIV disease in Mecklenburg County. 

2012 - 2016 New HIV Diagnoses by Age, Race, Gender & Exposure

2016 HIV Overview for Mecklenburg County

2016 HIV Factsheet

2016 North Carolina HIV & STD Surveillance Report


 See data reports on other sexually transmitted diseases.

More information on HIV/AIDS

The following links will connect you to more information about HIV Disease. Mecklenburg County Health Department does not necessarily recommend or endorse all the information contained in these online resources


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