Navigation Links
Test for Life Marks World AIDS Day, Heightens Awareness of HIV/AIDS Testing in the U.S.
Date:11/30/2007

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Test for Life marked the 19th annual World AIDS Day with a reminder that HIV/AIDS remains a serious challenge here in the U.S. and all Americans should know their status in order to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS. HIV prevention efforts have saved thousands of lives, but many of our citizens remain at risk.

Just prior to World AIDS Day, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization issued a report that estimated that 33 million people are living with HIV with 2.5 million newly infected in 2007. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.2 million people in the United States are infected with HIV and that a quarter of them do not know it. CDC also estimates that the majority of new sexually transmitted HIV infections - 50 to 70 percent - are caused by individuals who are unaware of their status. Far too many Americans with HIV are not diagnosed early enough, when they could fully benefit from effective treatment.

A report this week showed that our nation's capital city, Washington D.C., is a modern HIV/AIDS epidemic of its own, where one in 20 city residents is thought to have HIV and more than 80 percent of the District's HIV cases identified over the last five years were among black men, women and adolescents. Nationally, minorities account for 70 percent of those living with HIV/AIDS.

"The analysis on HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C. illustrates just one example of the hardships we're facing here in the U.S. with the infection and the increasing impact among minorities," said Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and CEO of National Minority Quality Forum. "The first step to overcoming this challenge is for all to take the HIV/AIDS test and know their HIV status in order to receive life-saving care and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS."

Test for Life began in 2006 as an educational campaign of the National Minority Quality Forum, designed to raise awareness of the importance of routine HIV screening in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. CDC's Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing are essential to improving early diagnosis of HIV and linking patients to early care and treatment of the disease. To learn more about Test for Life, please visit our Web site: http://www.testforlife.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Test for Life
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Pharma & Life Sciences Best Practice Database: an Industry Resource for Successful Techniques and Performance Benchmarks for Reaching the Top
2. Middle School Marks Most Critical Time to Start Ongoing Conversations About Drug and Alcohol Use With Kids
3. Excerpts from DNC Chairman Howard Deans Remarks at the National Baptist Convention
4. End-to-End HR Performance Benchmarks: Metrics That Will Help Turn the HR Cost Center into a Productivity Driver
5. Health Department Marks Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day
6. Skin Cooling After Laser Treatment Could Leave Marks
7. Grand Opening of Regence Boys & Girls Club Marks a Milestone in Historic New Columbia Community Revitalization
8. Presidents Veto of Childrens Health Bill Marks First Round in National Fight About Health Care
9. American Cancer Society Marks National Mammography Day by Reinforcing Importance of Mammograms
10. 600 Smiles Restored Thanks to the AACDCFs Give Back A Smile Program - October Marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
11. Test for Life Marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Announces Launch of Florida Coalition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/18/2017)... Charlottesville, Virginia (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... New studies are released almost daily linking gut health to chronic disease, mental health ... the New Year ” as an important resolution to consider. , For one Charlottesville ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering are collaborating on a research project focused on ... bioengineering, the project seeks to use nanotechnology to control the disease without compromising ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... industry’s leading journal and most-read publication among specialty pharmacists and pharmacy professionals, ... through its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) program, announced Brian Haug, president of ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... A Palm Beach doctor plans to run the 2017 ... that provides free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. ... run to support the efforts of the American Heart Association and the Leukemia and ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , ... January 18, 2017 , ... The Portee Insurance ... families and business owners in central Maryland and the DC region, is inaugurating a ... kills 787,000 people nationally every year, making it the #1 killer in America. However, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... The global CINV drugs market to grow at ... Global Thoracic Surgery Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an ... the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... 17, 2017  With an annual growth ranging from 6% to 10%, ... (Jakarta International Expo, March 22-24, 2017) serves the industry by fostering the regional ... SEA 2017? Investment Forum ASEAN -- ... Richer conference content Enhanced business matchmaking program ... ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... 18, 2017   Seno Medical Instruments, Inc. , ... cancer through the development of an opto-acoustic (OA/US) imaging ... as SVP of Engineering. Mr. Miller previously served ... SonoSite, with headquarters in Bothell, Washington ... 30-year career to the development of innovative medical imaging ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: