The CDC statistics about the spread of HIV in the United States are sobering indeed. Between 43,000 and 50,000 people per year are diagnosed with HIV (figures based on statistics gathered from 2008-2011). Although the figures seem to rise and fall they are not falling by any meaningful amount so the amount of US citizens with HIV is growing by that number every year. Not all patients go on to develop full-blown AIDS immediately, but of course many do and more all the time. More must be done in terms of public awareness and fundraising to find new treatments, stop the spread of the disease and unfortunately also care for those for whom any treatment is now too late.
Here is a lists of some of our other blog posts on HIV.