It’s WORLD AIDS DAY. GET INFORMED. GET TESTED. STAY PROTECTED.

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according to the CDC:

— More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 5 (18.1%) are unaware of their infection
–Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM),1 particularly young black/African American MSM, are most seriously affected by HIV.
— By race, blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV.
–An estimated 15,529 people with an AIDS diagnosis died in 2010.
— In 2011, an estimated 49,273 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States. In that same year, an estimated 32,052 people were diagnosed with AIDS.

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You might be at risk of HIV if:

— You are sexually active and do not use condoms.
— You have sex of any kind and do not know yours or your partner’s HIV status.
–You do not know your partner’s drug and sexual history.
–You have had a blood transfusion or operation in a developing country at any time.
— You had a blood transfusion in the United States between 1978 and 1985.

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“CDC estimates that 1,148,200 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 207,600 (18.1%) who are unaware of their infection.1 Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at far too high a level— particularly among certain groups.”

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