A CDC report said a lack of fear about getting HIV/AIDS, fueled partly by better treatments for the disease, may be behind an increase in cases among adolescents and young adults. Nationwide, cases of AIDS increased by 16% in teens and 20% in young adults between 2006 and 2007. Nurse practitioner Bethsheba Johnson, who runs a clinic on Chicago's South Side, said young people believe that they are "invincible" and that HIV/AIDS won't happen to them.

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