35 Years Later And Still No Cure For HIV
This month marks 35 years since the CDC first reported a case of what it later realized was HIV. And although strides have been made, it remains a pressing public health concern. Meanwhile, Monday marks National HIV Testing Day.
Los Angeles Times:
35 Million Dead In 35 Years — And People Are Still Dying From HIV/AIDS
This month marks 35 years since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported cases of a puzzling illness that was initially thought to primarily afflict gay men. The disease, which would eventually become a global pandemic known as HIV/AIDS, sparked widespread misunderstanding and fear. It remains a major public health issue, with no cure. But awareness about the disease is widespread, and effective treatment is helping those with HIV to extend their lives. (Simmons, 6/27)
Orange County Register:
National HIV Testing Day Is June 27, But Free Testing Is Available Year-Round In O.C.
National HIV Testing Day, on Monday, is designed to encourage monitoring for the virus that attacks the body’s immune system. Clinics offer free testing most days of the week year-round throughout the county. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine HIV testing of teens, adults and pregnant women, noting that all Americans should get tested at least once. In 2015, 6,287 Orange County residents were living with HIV, with an estimated 801 unaware they were infected, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. Among those tested, 300 people were diagnosed last year. (Perkes, 6/24)