* 2.3 percent of those tested were infected * Nearly half of those infected had never been tested March 14 (Reuters) - S...
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Yesterday was National HIV Testing Day, a reminder for all of us to get tested for HIV. Despite startling numbers, HIV is not part of our national consciousness as it was even a decade ago.
If HIV is preventable, why are there over 56,000 new infections in this country every year? Why is it that red ribbons are only worn on World AIDS Day -- or occasionally to the Academy Awards?
Our country is succumbing to "AIDS fatigue" as infection rates have stayed high. But complacency does not save lives; more commitment, funding and science-based policies will.
Researchers have been undercounting new cases of HIV infection in the United States, meaning the rate is probably 25 percent higher at 50,000 people p...
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