Challenges and Opportunities To End The HIV Epidemic

California is reported to have the second-highest percentage of new HIV diagnoses per year

October 8, 2019

Photo by Jonathan Leibson / Getty Images for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

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By Steven John

There are an estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) set out to explore the challenges and opportunities to end the HIV epidemic from the vantage point of local health care providers and health agencies in eight diverse jurisdictions across the country.

Anand Parekh Chief Medical Adviser for the Bipartisan Policy Center came on the program to talk about how America’s HIV epidemic has evolved over the years to become highly heterogeneous across not only populations, but geographically.

California is reported to have the second-highest percentage of new HIV diagnoses per year accounting for over 10% of all new HIV cases nationwide.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.