Dismal HIV Stats for U.S.

    Mock coffins sit on the ground in front of the White House in Washington,DC on December 1, 2009 during a World AIDS Day demonstration. Calls for an end to discrimination against sufferers rang out on World AIDS Day as South Africa, the country worst affected by the pandemic, rolled out a new battleplan to beat the virus. With more than 33 million people round the world carrying the virus, China said the incidence among homosexuals was gaining pace while there were warnings in Europe that heterosexual contacts had become the chief transmission route.           AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Only 28 percent of HIV-infected Americans are getting the treatment they need. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that, while AIDS treatment is meant to keep HIV so suppressed that it’s not detectable in the bloodstream, little more than a quarter of infected Americans—including those who don’t know they have the virus—have it so controlled. However, 77 percent of those who are aware that they’re HIV positive and are undergoing treatment have their “viral load” under control. The CDC aims to highlight how much work is needed in combating AIDS in the U.S.

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