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Philadelphia’s 2020 HIV Rates Mirror Reduced Screenings During the Pandemic

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The number of reported cases of newly diagnosed HIV infections in Philadelphia declined last year. From 446 in 2019 to 332 in 2020. But that’s not because the spread of the virus is declining. WHYY's Zoe Read reports that HIV screening declined significantly during the pandemic.

(Original air-date: 12/14/21)

Zoë Read is WHYY’s watershed reporter. She joined WHYY in 2015 as a multimedia reporter covering Delaware news for the web and FM.