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Youth HIV Rate High, Testing Low, CDC Says

November 28, 2012

According to a CDC report, young people ages 13 to 24 years accounted for more than a quarter of new HIV infections in the United States in 2010. They amounted to approximately 12,000 cases, but only about a third of the persons in that age group had been tested. Director of CDC Thomas Frieden, MD, stated that every month 1,000 youth are becoming infected with HIV. The report provides details of the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for HIV among youths. A major implication of the new incidence data is the increasing future healthcare burden, Frieden explained. He noted that the lifetime cost of care for an individual with HIV is approximately $400,000.

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