The number of people being newly-diagnosed with HIV and AIDS has fallen to its lowest level in decades.
A new report from the Chicago Department of Public Health says not only are fewer people being diagnosed, but more people who are already living with HIV-AIDS are reaching viral suppression. That means an improved quality of life and it also makes it more unlikely the virus would be spread.
However, their remains a gap in viral supression numbers between Black Chicagoans with HIV and White Chicagoans.
Joining “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” to talk about the latest numbers are Jerome Montgomery, executive director at Project Vida, and Dr. Maya Green, chief medical officer for Howard Brown Health.