Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS Prevention

For nearly two decades, AIR has worked in supporting the public health response to the U.S. HIV epidemic and the progress that has been made. Recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that while annual diagnoses have increased among some groups, overall HIV diagnoses decreased 7% among adults and adolescents from 2014 to 2018—in large part due to increased testing and treatment. 

According to the CDC, nine out of 10 new HIV infections could be prevented by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive early, ongoing HIV treatment. Treatment allows people living with HIV to live longer, healthier lives, and it reduces their risk for transmitting HIV to others.

AIR provides strategic support to the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) to communicate about HIV prevention science, programs and policies with its partners and stakeholders.