HIV and AIDS can affect anyone. Worldwide, an estimated 33
million people are living with
AIDS.1 In the United States,
more than a million people are infected with HIV.2
Many of these people do not know they are infected.
Since the use
of antiretroviral therapy (ART) became widespread in 1996, the
incidence of AIDS has decreased. Factors responsible for the decline in the
incidence of new AIDS cases include:3
It is possible that the main title of the report AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
treatments are available to prevent HIV-related infections.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 22, 2012
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