Monday, July 21, 2014

BBC News: US HIV infection rate drops a third

BBC News

US HIV infection rate drops a third

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States has fallen by a third in the past 10 years, a new study finds.

Last week, the United Nations said that there were 2.1 million new HIV infections worldwide in 2013, down 38% from 2001.

By way of contrast, note that German medical officials estimate 1 million NEW cases of Lyme disease just in Germany, each year. Compared to the estimated 2.1 million new cases of HIV per year in the entire world, the math speaks for itself. It is quite credible to claim that annual new Lyme disease cases clearly outpace that of new HIV cases. We can only hope that some of the brilliant minds responsible for decreasing HIV transmission and for elevating the quality of life for AIDS victims will shift their attention to tick-borne-disease research. Obviously that will only happen if the necessary financial incentives are put in place. -Bob

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