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Did you know ?

As of World AIDS Day 2019 there were

37.9 million people living with HIV
1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV

Since the Beginning: Global

77.3 million people have contracted HIV
35.4 million have died of AIDS-related illnesses.

Some Good news -- since 2010 new infections have declined by 10%, but we need to do better.

HIV infections are increasing fastest in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. New HIV infections increased by 29% with Russian Federation and Ukraine accounting for 84% of all new infections.

US HIV/AIDS Statistics:

In the US 1 out of 7 people don't know they are infected.

-- 38,739 new HIV diagnoses

-- 17,803 new AIDS diagnoses

-- 16,350 had died in the US last Year.

More then 50% of the new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. occurred in the southern states, even though those states the comprise just 38% of the overall population.

Georgia -- 24.9 new diagnoses per 100,000 people.
Florida -- 22.9 new diagnoses per 100,000 people.
Louisiana - 22.1 new diagnoses per 100,000 people.

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 $326,000 in lifetime costs

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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