Skip to comments.950,000 Americans infected with HIV
Posted on 12/05/2004 1:24:37 AM PST by OnlyinAmerica
950,000 Americans infected with HIV By DANIEL YEE Associated Press
ATLANTA - Nearly a million Americans now have the AIDS virus and the nation's ability to keep others from becoming infected still lags despite a government pledge four years ago to "break the back" of the AIDS epidemic by 2005.
The campaign, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February 2001, intended to cut in half the estimated 40,000 new HIV infections that have occurred every year since the 1990s.
However, the rate of new cases remains about the same, according to CDC data released Wednesday. In Harris County, statistics indicate the rate has declined slightly in the last three years. The county has reported more than 22,000 AIDS cases since 1981.
In 2001, the CDC's campaign focused on outwardly healthy people who did not realize they had HIV about one-fourth of those infected.
But the agency found just targeting those people was not enough.
So last year, the CDC shifted gears, focusing on counseling those who knew they had HIV to get them not to spread the virus.
Seems like Mr Yee has been pretty busy, doesn't it? :^)
Actually, it has yeilded very little outside AIDS research.
Are you sure? My limited study of this indicates we found out a lot more about the immune system, for one.
More like 3/10 of 1%.
"Everybody has AIDS"
HIV patients are living 10 time as long. Thant's why we have 950,000 HIV patients alive today. The story is we are still getting more new cases than we want.
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