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950,000 Americans infected with HIV
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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.

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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.


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KEYWORDS: cdc; hiv; nobohic4you; qualitytimewgerbil
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To: verity

Seems like Mr Yee has been pretty busy, doesn't it? :^)


61 posted on 12/05/2004 9:27:25 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (I'm from North Dakota and I'm all FOR Global Warming! Bring it ON!)
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To: shubi

Actually, it has yeilded very little outside AIDS research.


62 posted on 12/06/2004 6:40:00 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (I am poster #48)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Are you sure? My limited study of this indicates we found out a lot more about the immune system, for one.


63 posted on 12/06/2004 8:21:20 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: Jaysun

More like 3/10 of 1%.


64 posted on 12/06/2004 9:03:02 AM PST by Old Professer (The accidental trumps the purposeful in every endeavor attended by the incompetent.)
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To: OnlyinAmerica

"Everybody has AIDS"


65 posted on 12/06/2004 9:03:35 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: OnlyinAmerica

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.


66 posted on 12/06/2004 9:12:36 AM PST by fritzz (Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers)
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To: Old Professer
More like 3/10 of 1%.

Thanks. I shifted too many beads on my adding apparatus and screwed it up. Hell, less than 1/2 a percent is minuscule. Given all of the ballyhooing, I thought AIDS was much more of a problem than that.
67 posted on 12/06/2004 9:17:27 AM PST by Jaysun (Trees are a renewable resource you idiots.)
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