US HIV/AIDS cases top 1 million

The government said the number of Americans living with HIV/AIDS now stands at over 1 million, a significant increase over last year's estimate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the increase is partially due to treatment advances which are allowing those with the condition to live longer. Experts expressed concern that changing patterns of behavior among at risk groups, particularly among homosexual men, may be giving the disease new momentum. The government estimates that 47 percent of those living with HIV-AIDS are African-American; 45 percent are homosexual and bisexual men.

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