Friday, March 21, 2003 : New U.S. HIV Cases Rise, Spark Yawns

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in February that new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States have risen for the first time since 1993.

Between 2000 and 2001, the estimated number of new diagnosed adolescent and adult cases rose from 40,766 to 41,311 — approximately 1 percent.

The rise was small, but researchers warned that it could be a harbinger of worse times ahead and a signal that americans are no longer so afraid of HIV. One of the greatest obstacles doctors and health officials are battling in the war on virus is complacency..."

Wake up, people! There's a holocaust going on right now in southern Africa and if we bury our heads in the sand the same thing can happen here.

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