World AIDS Day -- December 1, 2008

November 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/28/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 47, p1273
The article offers an update on HIV/AIDS epidemic as of November 28, 2008 in celebration of the World AIDS Day on December 1. An estimated 33 million persons worldwide are living with HIV, 2 millions died from AIDS-related causes, and 2.7 million are newly infected in 2007, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. It states that about 1.1 persons in the U.S. were living with HIV, and 56,300 were newly infected in 2006.


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