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HIV/AIDS in the United States and the Search for a Cure

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Who is at risk of HIV?
  • People who have unprotected sex.
    6%
     
  • Health care workers.
    0%
     
  • Babies of HIV+ mothers.
    0%
     
  • Answer: All of the above. Anyone can get HIV.
    HIV can be passed from person to person if someone with HIV infection has sex without a condom, or shares drug injection needles with another person. HIV also can be passed from a mother to her baby when she is pregnant, when she delivers the baby or if she breastfeeds her baby. Some health care workers have been infected with HIV when stuck with needles containing HIV-infected blood.
    93%
     
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Someone is infected with HIV in the USA every:
  • 90 seconds.
    56%
     
  • Answer: 9 1/2 minutes.
    25%
     
  • 4 hours.
    6%
     
  • Day.
    11%
     
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How many U.S. adults have been tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime?
  • Over 8 in 10 adults.
    6%
     
  • Approximately 6 in 10 adults.
    15%
     
  • Answer: Less than 4 in 10 adults.
    According to a new survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, less than 40% of U.S. adults have been tested for HIV.
    37%
     
  • Only 1 in 10 adults.
    40%
     
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There is no vaccine or cure for HIV on the horizon.
  • True.
    60%
     
  • Answer: False.
    In a scientific breakthrough last year, scientists with the Scripps Research laboratories discovered an approach that stops HIV at the earliest stage of infection. While still early in the discovery phase, this scientific advancement and others could lead to finding a vaccine or cure for HIV in the years to come.
    39%
     
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