Skip to comments.Few Americans with HIV have virus under control
Posted on 12/01/2011 6:20:20 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
ATLANTA Only 28 percent of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV have the infection under control, increasing the risk that they will spread the disease to others, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
A big part of the problem is that one in five U.S. adults infected with HIV do not know it. People can be infected with the AIDS virus for years without developing symptoms. Of those who are aware, only half receive ongoing medical care and treatment, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest report on HIV in America.
"It's now very clear that we have the tools to stop HIV in an individual and to stop the spread of HIV in a community," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a telephone interview.
"We also know that taking treatment for HIV can prevent people from progressing to AIDS and from developing many of the serious complications of HIV, which unfortunately does remain an incurable infection," Frieden said.
Medications that have been available for 15 years can reduce the amount of virus to low levels.
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How about castration?
More and more gov’t intervention, regulation and spending required!
Or how about,
1. stop anal intercourse,
2. stop drug use with a needle,
3. use a condom,
4. If you aren’t going to follow the rules, have a blood test and have your partner tested.
There are innocent victims (like the wife of the actor who played Starksy). Tainted blood, if I remember.
But rules 1-4 would stop the growth in AIDs. The government doesn’t mind telling me how to behave, but they won’t tell those do engage in unsafe sex or drug use to stop.
Planned Parenthood was giving out booklets to “young people” with HIV (”Hot, healthy and HIV positive” or something) which tells them they don’t have to tell anyone about their HIV status, even their sexual partners.
This might explain why Barney Frank wants to ‘do away with the Death Panels
Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced on Tuesday his support for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a significant portion of President Obamas health care overhaul. Frank, who announced Monday that he would retire at the end of his current term in office, became the 12th Democrat, and the 212th member of the House, to co-sponsor Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roes bill aimed at repealing the IPAB.
We need to start focusing on mrsa. It kills more people in the US than hiv.
magic johnson has the answer....
AIDS is 100% behaviorally spread. Stop the behaviors, stop the disease.
Yes, there are innocent victims, but they were infected through the misbehavior of others.