$45 million public awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS epidemic in U.
Critics say the $45 million dollar communications plan, good the intentions however, can do little to help identify those 300,000 infected people who may unknowingly become infecting others and the government would do easier to spend $200 million in getting ultimately more people tested for HIV. The Act Against AIDS campaign carries a website, nineandahalfminutes.org, where information on security against HIV transmission can be accessed. Based on the CDC 56,000 Americans become contaminated with HIV every year and more than 14 recently,000 people die of it and 1.1 million people globally are currently infected -, 33 million are infected and 25 million have died. There is absolutely no cure for HIV – it really is transmitted sexually, in blood and in breasts milk even though a cocktail of medications can keep patients healthy, treatment is expensive and often the virus mutates and older drugs no longer affect it.. (more…)