The AIDS epidemic has shifted in the United States over the past 15 years. While new AIDS cases among men having sex with men have declined, the number of cases among women, minorities, and adolescents has increased considerably. A changing epidemic requires a new prevention strategy that will more effectively allocate resources and reach those at greatest risk. No Time to Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention, a new report by a committee of the Institute of Medicine, calls for a national strategy focused on better tracking of the disease and on funding the most cost-effective HIV prevention programs.
PREVENTING NEW INFECTIONS
The IOM report calls on the nation to adopt an explicit policy goal -- to avert as many new HIV infections as possible with the available prevention resources. Learn more about prevention strategies.
THE CHANGING FACE OF AIDS
Based on the numbers of new AIDS cases, the epidemic has become increasingly concentrated among racial and ethnic minorities, women, and adolescents. Learn more about how the epidemic is affecting these groups and find resources available to help them.
PUTTING AIDS ON THE MAP
Ten metropolitan areas account for nearly half of the total reported cases of AIDS, and the epidemic is on the rise in rural areas. Get information about the epidemic in your area and find detailed regional resources.
TESTING AND SURVEILLANCE
Preventing new HIV infections will require better information on where the disease is spreading. Find out how disease monitoring can be improved and learn more about testing options in your area.
ALL ABOUT HIV/AIDS
See how HIV attacks the immune system and get answers to frequently asked questions on everything from transmission to prevention.
The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council have been advising the nation on HIV/AIDS science and policy for many years, starting with a groundbreaking report in 1986, Confronting AIDS. Learn more about other National Academies reports that deal with HIV/AIDS.
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