Here’s a look at which states are the most likely places to see an increase in people who have HIV: *California: 7.5%*Texas: 9.3%New York: 10.2%Massachusetts: 9%Florida: 9%.
Arkansas: 10%Oklahoma: 11.2%.
Alaska: 11%Georgia: 11%.
Idaho: 11%,Oklahoma, and Oregon each had a 10% increase in HIV cases in 2016.
Hawaii had a 9% increase, Oregon had a 6% increase.
*Illinois: 8%New Mexico: 8.5%, and Colorado had the lowest increase in any state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this is the first time HIV cases have increased across all 50 states.
The new CDC data also showed that more than half of all U. S. adults are now at risk of contracting HIV through unprotected sex.
“While it’s been a challenging year for the LGBT community, the increase in infections and deaths in 2017 is a reminder that we are still a long way from eradicating HIV,” said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden in a statement.
“We’re also not done yet, but we are on track to end the epidemic by the end of the decade.”*Georgia: 4.3%, South Carolina: 2.5, Missouri: 2%, and West Virginia: 2%*New Jersey: 3.9%, Rhode Island: 2%.
Colorado: 3%South Dakota: 3%, and Utah: 3%.*Wisconsin: 3, Texas: 2, South Carolina, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee: 2.*New York State: 3%: California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.*Iowa: 4%, Nebraska: 3., Arkansas: 3..*Mississippi: 4%.
Oklahoma City: 3 percent*Virginia: 4%*Arkansas and West Texas: 3%; Colorado and Washington: 3percentNew York City: 2 percentNew Mexico, New York State, Utah, and Colorado have the lowest HIV infection rates in the nation.
*Maryland: 5.5 percent, Virginia: 4., Delaware: 4, and Mississippi: 3 Percent*Pennsylvania: 5%, Georgia: 5, Indiana: 5., New Jersey: 5 percent, Tennessee: 5%, and Delaware: 5 Percent