Word AIDS Day 2009

PHILADELPHIA - December 1, 2009

It also serves as reminder that there is a long way to go in fighting it.

According Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 person in the United States becomes infected with HIV every 9 minutes and 30 seconds. That's more than 56,000 new infections every year.

Another startling fact about HIV: 1 in 5 people infected, or 20% of the 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, don't realize that they are infected.

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