December is AIDS Awareness Month

December 2, 2018 - 1 minute read

AIDSDAY_2016World AIDS Day 2018

Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. observed World AIDS Day with a program “Know Your Status” on Sunday, December 2, 2018.  The program was held in association with The Bridgefield Civic League, Tru31 Motorcycle Club and Vanguard Health Center, spearheaded by the chapter’s Health Committee.

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, here are some basic HIV/AIDS Statistics we gathered from this event:

According to the CDC, at the end of 2015, 1.1 million people are living with HIV; in 2017 38,739 people received a new HIV diagnosis in the US. . 1 in 7 (approximately 15%) didn’t know they had HIV. Encouragingly the number of infections in the Us has declined 8% between 2010 and 2015 (from 41,800 to 38,739.

New York State leads the nation in the number of people living with diagnosed HIV/AIDS. Approximately 18% of the nation’s cumulative AIDS diagnoses have occurred in NYS, and New York ranks second to only Washington, DC in terms of its AIDS diagnosis rate.

As of 2016 in NYC (According to AIDSVu), There are 109,512 people living with HIV. There are 2,052 new diagnoses. 41.5% Black/35% Hispanic/15% White