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23 juin 2017, 11:30

The American Youth Becomes HIV-Positive Quite Frequently

The American Youth Becomes HIV-Positive Quite Frequently - photo 1

The number of young american people with diagnosis of HIV is on the rise - stated the Rollins school of Public Health from the Emory University and Gilead Sciences, the biotech company.

Transmission of HIV virus is strong among young people, aged from 13 to 25 - part of people of that age accounts nearly 25 percent of new HIV diagnoses, population aged from 13 to 25 make an increase of HIV virus transmission bigger on two percents every year.

Young generation doesn’t pay needed attention to their health, that makes obvious why more than a half of HIV-positive youngsters don’t know about their positive status. Free and easy way of testing for HIV is critical to stop the transmission of HIV virus and to start treatment and therapy in the right way.  Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the project's lead researcher, told Business Insider that the good news is that medications are now helping those diagnosed with HIV live longer, relatively healthy lives. He noted that nearly 50% of young people are unaware they have HIV, which is why testing is critical.  The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people between 13 and 64 get tested at least once in their lifetimes.

Auteur: Marina Shegay

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