Primary care providers are in the optimal position to recognize and diagnose HIV infection early and enhance prevention efforts in persons at risk.
Did you know…
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends HIV testing as part of routine health care.1
- Every 9½ minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV2 that is over 56,000 estimated new HIV infections each year.3
- New York and New Jersey remain in the epicenter of the HIV epidemic with almost a quarter of all people living with AIDS calling our two states home.3
- Over a third of all newly diagnosed HIV cases progresses to AIDS within 12 months after diagnosis, indicating a failure to identify HIV at an early stage.1
- By 2015 almost half of people living with HIV will be older than 50 by 2015.2
- Treatment advances have substantially reduced AIDS-related morbidity and mortality. A 20-year-old HIV-positive person starting antiretroviral therapy today can expect to live, on average, to the age of 63.4
Staying up-to-date is as easy as 1-2-3
* We will match you (based on your training needs and interests) with one of our 15 training centers.
1. CDC. MMWR. Vol. 55, RR14; 2006.
2. Kaiser. Fact Sheet: The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States. February 2009.
3. CDC. HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. Vol 19; 2009.
4. Lancet. Life Expectancy of Individuals on Combination Antiretroviral Therapy. Vol 372, 9635; pg 293. August 2008.