CDC MMWR Examines 25 Years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
"Twenty-Five Years of HIV/AIDS: United States, 1981-2006," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: The report examines the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. since CDC in 1981 first reported on five cases of a rare strain of pneumonia in five men in Los Angeles. The report includes sections on successes in HIV prevention; remaining challenges in the domestic fight against the disease; the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the U.S; the success in reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission; and the evolution of HIV prevention programs. According to the report, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. have died of AIDS-related causes since 1981, and more than one million are living with HIV/AIDS (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 6/2).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.