Half Of HIV Positive American Youths Don’t Know Their Status
In a shocking statistic that has always been consigned to third world countries it has been revealed that half of HIV+ youths in the US are unaware of it.
A report by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention states that people between the age of 13 and 24 were responsible for 26% of new infections.
72% of of 12,000 new infections in 2010 were of black males. Nearly half of those came from men having sex with men.
22% of sexually active high school students have ever been tested. The figure rises to 35% for those between the age of 18 and 24.
A huge part of it comes from pretty much the same stigma we get in Africa. So the same challenges are faced everywhere.
With AIDS day coming this Saturday, you probably want to nip off to the testing places and get checked.