Delaware Reports Record Low Number of HIV Infections


The Delaware State Health Department continues to report positive news regarding the state’s number of cases for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), falling again in the year 2018.

Officials tell WGMD that 92 people in the state found out they were HIV-positive last year, the first time that number was below 100 since they started keeping records 18 years ago.

The Health Department says they credit community outreach, the state’s needle exchange program as well as the increased availability of medicines like PrEP which can prevent infection. The department estimates there are 3,500 people in the state living with HIV.


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