HIV youth rates rising

There's an alarming rise in a life-threatening disease, particularly in young people. Even though overall HIV rates have dropped, there's been a spike in new cases for those ages 13 to 24.

Sheila Smith contracted HIV in her 20s.

She kept her diagnosis a secret for almost two decades, but she's now speaking out in hopes of preventing other young people from getting it.

 

 

What CDC Is Doing

CDC uses a multifaceted approach to meet the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020: