The global HIV pandemic has killed nearly 25 million people since 1981, and today 33 million people are infected with the AIDS virus.
Many strides have been made in fighting HIV. While we don’t have a vaccine yet, education, HIV testing and prevention and treating infected people early can improve outcomes and stop the impact of HIV/AIDS.
Staying safe and keeping others safe is easier to do once you know some basic information about HIV. Included in this section is information about AIDS virus, HIV prevention, getting a test and available treatments.
22.9 million people are living with HIV in Africa. In Washington DC, 7% of all black males are infected. These levels of epidemic levels are severe and can be found throughout the world. Learn more about some of these factors.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” said Benjamin Franklin. Virtually every mode of HIV transmission can be prevented. Whether it attempts to transmit through sex, blood or from mother-to-child AIDS can be stopped.
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