In the US the lowest rate of HIV over the past 25 years

In the US the lowest rate of HIV over the past 25 years

Few days later, on December 1, the whole world will celebrate the world day of fight against AIDS, who in 1988 was initiated by the UN. Despite the fact that most people who do not regard this disease, remember her on this day, the trend of infection of HIV among Americans shows only positive shifts.

The Center for control and disease prevention reported that about 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. In 1980-ies the number of cases of HIV and AIDS increased rapidly and reached its peak in 1992, when, according to the doctors, 78 thousands of Americans have been diagnosed this diagnosis.

Since this disease started to give much more attention through various campaigns to raise awareness, talking about the necessary precautions and the prevention of HIV/AIDS. Due to this, the figure fell by almost half – now about 40 thousand US residents per year learn about their disease.

According to the latest data, 2015, approximately 4% of American citizens aged 13-19 years was diagnosed with HIV. The most – 37% of Americans who learned about their HIV status, were aged 20-29 years; in the second place – 24% – in the age of 30-39 years; 17% at age 40-49 years; 12% – aged 50-59 years and 5% of Americans with HIV at the age of 60 years and older.

The greatest risk of Contracting HIV in men who practice sexual relations with members of their own sex: they are about 70% of all those infected by the human immunodeficiency virus.

In the US the lowest rate of HIV over the past 25 years


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