Also on the rise are rates among youth aged 13-14, particularly among 20-24 year olds, who went from accounting for 1% of new diagnoses in 2007 to 4% in 2011, Though the highest incidence by age was among people aged 45-64, those age groups showed a slow but steady decline in new diagnoses over the years studied, a trend that can only be mirrored in the younger demographics through an increase in prevention education. About AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland (ATGC) is a community-focused nonprofit HIV/AIDS Service Organization (ASO) that offers a comprehensive continuum of non-medical HIV/AIDS services in Cuyahoga and five surrounding communities. As Greater Cleveland’s oldest and leading ASO, the Taskforce provides vital “safety net” support services and prevention education for those at greatest risk. It also leads public policy initiatives, ensuring equal rights and opportunities for people living with and disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and their families are directly served by Taskforce support services, and many thousand more are served through prevention and advocacy initiatives. The Taskforce’s mission is “To provide a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected with, affected by, and at risk of HIV/AIDS. This is accomplished through leadership in prevention, supportive services, and advocacy.” Donations and volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
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