HIV Statistics

altAbout 1 in 4 new HIV infections is among youth ages 13-24. Most of them do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others

Source: http://aids.gov/

HIV in the United States: At A Glance

CDC estimates that 1,144,500 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 180,900 (15.8%) who are unaware of their infection1. Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at far too high a level— particularly among certain groups.

HIV Incidence (new infections): The estimated incidence of HIV has remained stable overall in recent years, at about 50,000 new HIV infections per year2. Within the overall estimates, however, some groups are affected more than others. MSM continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV infection, and among races/ethnicities, African Americans continue to be disproportionately affected.

HIV Diagnoses (new diagnoses, regardless of when infection occurred): In 2011, an estimated 49,273 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States. In that same year, an estimated 32,052 people were diagnosed with AIDS. Overall, an estimated 1,155,792 people in the United States have been diagnosed with AIDS3.

Deaths: An estimated 15,529 people with an AIDS diagnosis died in 2010, and approximately 636,000 people in the United States with an AIDS diagnosis have overall3. The deaths of persons with an AIDS diagnosis can be due to any cause—that is, the death may or may not be related to AIDS.


Figure1: Estimated New HIV Infections in the United States, 2010, for the Most Affected Subpopulations
This chart shows the populations most affected by HIV in 2010. In that year, there were 11,200 new HIV infections among white men who have sex with men (called MSM); 10,600 new HIV infections among black MSM; 6,700 new infections among Hispanic/Latino MSM; 5,300 new infections among black heterosexual women; 2,700 new infections among black heterosexual men; 1,300 new infections among white heterosexual women; 1,200 among Hispanic/Latino heterosexual women; 1,100 among black male injection drug users; and 850 among black female injection drug users.

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HIV Testing Sites

BENTON COUNTY LOCATIONS

First Christian Church 602e SW Madison Ave., Room 17, Corvallis
Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. Just Drop in! Cost: Free!
Testing is FREE and ANONYMOUS, and you receive same-day results within an 20 minutes.
Rapid Tests will Test blood from finger prick. Pre-test counselling, testing, post-test counselling, and results take approximately one hour.  Positive results must be confirmed with additional blood test. For all questions please call Chris at 541 740-0405

Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St, Corvallis, OR
Fridays 10am to 2pm. Just Drop In! Cost: Free!
Testing is FREE and ANONYMOUS, and you receive same-day results within 20 minutes.
Rapid Tests will Test blood from finger prick. Pre-test counselling, testing, post-test counselling, and results take approximately one hour.  Positive results must be confirmed with additional blood test. For all questions please call Chris at 541 740-0405

OSU Student Health Services 541-737-WELL (9355) By Appointment Only Monday thru Friday
Cost: $36.38 (saliva test) $45.63 (blood test) Confidential NOT Anonymous testing by appointment only. Give name and student ID number. Charges will be billed to student's account and will appear permanently in your records that may go to parents. Make a follow-up appointment for results. Test results are given to no-one without your permission.

The Corvallis Clinic Immediate Care By Appointment Only 541-754-1282
Cost: $83 or insurance for doctor, plus $26.21 drawing fee Confidential NOT Anonymous. You must pay in advance if you don't want it to appear on your insurance. No record goes to insurance company or elsewhere in the clinic

Alsea Home Visits By Appointment call Chris 541 740-0405


LINN COUNTY LOCATIONS

Linn County Department of Health Services By Appointment Only Please Call Chris at (541) 740-0405
Every Other Monday
Cost: Free 315 4th Avenue SW Albany, OR 97321

East Linn Health Center By Appointment Call Chris at (541) 740-0405 Cost: Free
Every Other Wednesday
100 Mullins Drive, Suite A-1 Lebanon, OR 97355

Sweet Home(Home Visits By Appointment Only – Call Chris at 541 740-0405)


Needle Exchange Programs stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis-C. Safe and Anonymous Needle Exchange is available at your home or other locations, by appointment only. Please call Chris at (541) 740-0405 for an appointment today!

 

 
Healthful Food Could Be Key in Treatment

 

UNITED STATES:   "Healthful Food Could Be Key in Treatment: HIV/AIDS"
Source: San Francisco Chronicle     (08.22.12):: Erin Allday

HIV patients who have inadequate access to nutritious food are more likely to face hospitalizations and emergency room (ER) visits than those who have enough to eat, according to a recent study. In San Francisco, 56 percent of HIV-positive patients who were homeless or living in substandard housing also were food insecure, defined as regularly unable to obtain enough healthy food.

The 347 food-insecure HIV patients studied had about twice the ER visits or hospitalizations over a given three-month period compared with food-secure patients, University of California—San Francisco (UCSF) researchers found. Food insecurity had a greater association with trips to the hospital than homelessness, drug abuse, depression, and just about any other poverty-associated measure.

Earlier studies in the United States and elsewhere have found food insecurity associated with missed doctors’ appointments, less suppression of HIV, and greater mortality risk.

“I feel like, if we can give antiretroviral medications, why shouldn’t we also be able to write a prescription for food?” said one study author, Dr. Margot Kushel, an associate professor in the UCSF Division of Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital.

More research is needed, such as studying whether food-insecure patients have better health outcomes with more to eat, Kushel and colleagues said.

Only a fifth of participants in the UCSF study took advantage of federal food assistance programs over a one-year period, the study authors noted. They suggested either helping patients sign up for programs or lowering the bar for assistance in order to lessen food insecurity. About 72 percent of participants received some form of food aid.

[PNU editor’s note: The study, “Food Insecurity Is Associated with Greater Acute Care Utilization Among HIV-Infected Homeless and Marginally Housed Individuals in San Francisco,” was published ahead of the print version of the Journal of General Internal Medicine (2012;doi:10.1007/s11606-012-2176-4).]

 

 
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