Monday, December 03, 2007

New HIV Cases Could be Increasing

This report was taken from

When reading this report, we encourage you to consult Revelation 6:1-8.

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2001 to 2005 (the latest years available), the number of new cases of HIV infection diagnosed among 15-to-19-year-olds in the United States rose from 1,010 in 2001, held steady for the next three years, then jumped 20 percent in 2005, to 1,213 cases.

For young people aged 20 to 24, cases of new infection have climbed steadily, from 3,184 in 2001 to 3,876 in 2005.

Newer infection numbers set to be released soon by the CDC may be even higher, the Washington Post reported Saturday. According to the Post, sources close to scientists preparing the new statistics have confirmed that rates of new infection in the United States may be 50 percent higher than previously believed -- a jump from 40,000 new infections per year to up to 60,000. The increase is based on new blood testing methods, the Post said, and whether it signifies a growth in actual cases remains to be seen.

Experts say a number of factors may be at play, including the fact that many HIV-infected patients are now being kept healthy with powerful drugs -- making AIDS seem like less of a threat to young people than it did in the past.


Heinz Schmitz said...
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Edgar Foster said...

I have deleted a recent comment to this thread since the individual who posted the comments has severed association with Jehovah's Witnesses. I am not averse to opposing viewpoints. However, I do not make it my practice to associate with former JWs. But I will consider the data that was presented in the post. In the future, comments on this blog will be moderated and need to be approved before being posted.

Edgar Foster said...

The post submitted to this blog to supposedly refute what I posted earlier concerning HIV does not affect what I hitherto stated. It actually supports my previous post. The point of my initial post was that new HIV cases are possibly increasing about young Americans. Anyone who accesses the link will find out the veracity of this claim.

The article presented to rebut what I posted about new HIV cases actually confirms the article I have submitted here for your perusal. While HIV cases may be down worldwide, the name of the supposed article of refutation plainly states that cases of HIV are NOT down in black America. Black women account for 49% of all new cases of HIV in the United States. That number sounds ominous to me. In fact, the whole point of the article that was submitted by Heinz is to show how endemic HIV has become in the African American community.