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Did you know ?

As of World AIDS Day 2021 there were

37.7 million people living with HIV
1.5 million people became newly infected with HIV


Since the Beginning: Global

79.3 million people have contracted HIV
36.9 million have died of AIDS-related illnesses.


Some Good news -- since 2015 new infections have declined by 8%, but we need to do better.


US HIV/AIDS Statistics: (2021)

In the US 1 out of 5 people don't know they are infected.

-- 34,801 new HIV diagnoses

-- 17,803 new AIDS diagnoses

-- 15,815 had died in the US last Year.

The southern states has more New HIV Diagnoses in the US, even though those states the comprise just 38% of the overall population.

New HIV Diag Map

The National Institutes of health says, It is estimated With all the costs associated with medical care, the recent numbers for an individual
in treatment is around $420,285 in lifetime costs. This number has increased from $326,00 in 2017


The number of new HIV diagnoses was highest amoung people aged 25-34.



A positive HIV test result can change everything about a person's life - yet it is not a reason to despair.

A well-informed person is better able to gain access to the full range of available treatment options and resources, and is better equipped to make decisions.



    We encourage everyone to:

  • Learn as much as possible about the HIV infection and how it affects the body.
  • Take frequent diagnostic tests - learning what the results mean, and what to do about them.
  • Explore and understand treatment options, and learn to choose therapies wisely.
  • Make positive changes to adapt to and take control of the situation.
  • Last, but not least, be good to yourself.

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