CDC: Number of teens, young adults with HIV on the rise

12/3/2007 | HealthDay News

More U.S. teens and young adults are contracting HIV, according to CDC data. The number of cases among those ages 15 to 19 has increased from 1,010 in 2001 to 1,213 in 2005, and has risen from 3,184 to 3,876 among those ages 20 to 24 over the same period. Experts say the emergence of powerful drugs that keep many HIV-infected people healthy and a decreasing fear of the disease may have contributed to the increase.

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