New Study Shows Increase in HIV Infections Among Teens

New Study Shows Increase in HIV Infections Among Teens
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 9:25am

The Centers for Disease Control released a new study documenting a rise in H-I-V infections among America's young people.

The CDC collected data on 13 to 24 year olds and found that youths accounted for 25% of the new cases in 2010 and more than half of young people infected with HIV were unaware of their infection.
Despite recommendations that young people get tested, the report found that only 13% of high school students have been tested.
 

The director of the CDC calls the rate of infection among the young a preventable tragedy. Tomorrow by the way, is World Aids Day.
 

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