The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC HIV fact sheets) announces at the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico City that new cases of HIV infection in the U.S. have been underestimated by 40% every year for more than a decade.
According to the PRWEB, at least 56,000 Americans are infected with HIV annually instead of the 40,000 previously thought. This virus that causes AIDS remains incurable. Unfortunately more than 15,000 Americans die of AIDS every year. The fact that the diseased person knows about his/her health status will give you opportunity to take the necessary steps in preventing the transmission of HIV to others.
Richard Wolitski, acting director of the division of HIV / AIDS prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that these new numbers "reveal that the U.S. epidemic is - and has been - worse than previously estimated and serve as a wake-up call for all Americans."
The increase of infected patients is caused by sophisticated new blood-testing methods that are combined with consistent reporting methods now used by all states. That resulted in more accurate estimates. According to the CDC about 1 million to 1.1 million Americans are HIV-positive.
Statistically more than 1/3 of new infections are in youth ages 13 to 29, 25% of persons infected don't know they are infected.
The CDC's revised statistics regarding new HIV infections is bound to bring attention to the continuing problem of AIDS in America. It highlights the need for funding to prevent and treat the disease and emphasizes the critical importance of early detection.
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