Navigation Links
HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard
Date:11/27/2012

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- New HIV infections in the United States are occurring at an alarmingly high rate among children and young adults aged 13 through 24, who now represent more than one in four new infections, a new study finds.

Also disturbing is the fact that the majority of these young people -- 60 percent -- don't even know they're infected, the result of inadequate testing rates, according to the report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in advance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.

"The bottom line is that every month, 1,000 young people are becoming infected with HIV," said CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden at a Tuesday news conference. "Given everything we know about HIV prevention after more than 30 years of fighting this disease, it is just unacceptable that people are becoming infected at such high rates."

Not only is HIV infection preventable, Frieden added, but new, effective drug treatment options are allowing people to live long, full lives.

Meanwhile, infections are stable or even declining among older people, he added.

Certain groups of young people are being hit the hardest, according to the report.

For example, in 2010, almost three-quarters of estimated new infections occurred among gay and bisexual young men. But only 20 percent of new infections resulted from heterosexual sex, said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis Prevention.

And more than half -- 57 percent -- of new infections occurred among young African Americans, most of them men.

Latinos and whites each accounted for only 20 percent of new HIV infections.

Why is the burden disproportionately focused on these groups?

Partly because the "background" level of HIV-positive people is higher, meaning that transmission can be easier. Also,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide
2. A comparative medicine study by Penn vet identifies a new approach to combat viral infections
3. Study suggests new way to prevent recurrent ear infections
4. New tools help nursing homes track and prevent deadly infections
5. Researchers call for early diagnosis of flesh-eating infections
6. Superpowered Bacteria May Lurk Behind Sinus Infections
7. Infections in rheumatoid arthritis patients: Mayo Clinic study finds way to pinpoint risk
8. Triple-threat approach reduces life-threatening central line infections in children with cancer
9. New antibacterial coating for sutures could reduce infections after surgery
10. A nonantibiotic approach for treating urinary tract infections
11. Killer infections targeted by hospital study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... N.Y., April 7 Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... device technology, which in Europe is used for the ... conditions, announced that it has sold its Ultrasonic ... LLC. The Ultrasonic Laboratory business manufactures and markets ...
... Hahnemann University Hospital is pleased to announce that its ... has been appointed to the Board of Directors for ... Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) to fill ... PTSF at their board meeting held on March 19.The ...
... addresses health disparities in children; adolescents -ST. LOUIS, ... Healthcare announced today that it awarded a $25,000 ... (MCCHC) in Alexandria, Indiana to support the ... to address the effects of inaccessible primary health ...
... defense to bacteria that threaten those with COPD, study ... only does smoking help cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... bacteria that can worsen the disease, Canadian researchers report. ... may influence how smokers with COPD are treated, the ...
... RAC Credential Focuses on General Scope of Regulatory ... The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has ... RAC General Scope (GS). The RAC (GS) credential ... practice of regulatory professionals in the healthcare product ...
... February rankings, Health Guru Media ( http://www.HealthGuru.com ) was the fastest growing ... coincidentally, Health Guru was also one of the few health sites with ... , ... New York, NY (PRWEB) April 7, 2009 -- According to the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Misonix Announces the Sale of Its Ultrasonic Laboratory Business for $3.5 Million to iSonix LLC 2Health News:Hahnemann COO Elected to the Pennsylvania Trauma System Foundation Board 2Health News:Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare Awards Grant to Community Health Center 2Health News:Smoking Ups Infection Risk for Lung Disease Patients 2Health News:RAPS Offers New International Regulatory Affairs Certification - RAC (GS) 2Health News:Web's Fastest Growing Health Site is a Video Site 2Health News:Web's Fastest Growing Health Site is a Video Site 3
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014  Colorado and Washington ... legalized adult use of cannabis. Oregon , ... ended prohibition during the November 2014 elections. ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141212/164153LOGO The benefits of ... and obvious benefits like the increased tax revenue for state ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... As medical device manufacturers join pharmaceutical companies ... standard, content teams have a greater role to play ... the standard. Starting January 2015, Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) ... benefits and the critical aspects of implementing SPL. ... Howard Shatz , DCL,s SPL expert, and will ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014   DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. ... nation,s largest and most innovative health care communities, ... DaVita Clinical Research  (DCR) and  HealthCare Partners Clinical ... its extensive clinical research and data analytics services, ... and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CannaInsider.com Estimates 200,000 New Jobs in the Cannabis Industry by 2015 2Data Conversion Laboratory Helping Life Sciences Content Producers Understand the Impact and Benefits of Structured Product Labeling 2Data Conversion Laboratory Helping Life Sciences Content Producers Understand the Impact and Benefits of Structured Product Labeling 3DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 2DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 3DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 4
... Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDH ), formerly CBaySystems Holdings ... for the U.S. healthcare system, today announced the closing ... its common stock.  The shares began trading on February ... ticker symbol MEDH. In the offering, ...
... SPRING, Md., Feb. 11, 2011 The U.S. Food ... the first X-ray mammography device that provides three-dimensional (3-D) ... diagnosis. (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... the breast that is the best tool for early ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MedQuist Holdings Inc. Announces Closing of Its Initial U.S. Public Offering and Acquisition of Additional Shares of MedQuist Inc. 2MedQuist Holdings Inc. Announces Closing of Its Initial U.S. Public Offering and Acquisition of Additional Shares of MedQuist Inc. 3FDA Approves First 3-D Mammography Imaging System 2
Ethicon, medium clip size, 10mm, rotatable take apart...
Solid phase capture sandwich ELISA assay using a microwell format....
The C-Reactive Protein (CRP) assay is used for the quantitative analysis of C-reactive protein in human serum and plasma. Kit is for use with the Abbot Laboratories Aeroset, ARCHITECT c8000 or ARCHI...
... first compact, broad menu clinical chemistry analyzer ... treatment setting. Care givers can now perform ... than one minute of hands-on time. Complete ... to larger, expensive laboratory analyzers are available ...
Medicine Products: