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August Meeting – Update from Aids Delaware
August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This month we are pleased to welcome Elise Mora, Clinical Director of Aids Delaware. Elise will be talking about Aids Delaware and the important work they do to support public health in Delaware. In addition she will share information about Prevention, Testing and Treatment of HIV and Aids.
If you have a question you would like Elise to answer or discuss please submit it below and we will get it to her so she can come to the meeting prepared.
HIV and Aids have faded from the daily news but remain a public health issue. From The CDC some basic statistics:
- An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2015, the most recent year for which this information is available. Of those people, about 15%, or 1 in 7, did not know they were infected.
- Yes. In the United States, 6,721 people died from HIV and AIDS in 2014. HIV remains a significant cause of death for certain populations. In 2014, it was the 8th leading cause of death for those aged 25-34 and 9th for those aged 35-44.
- In 2016, the number of new HIV diagnoses in the United States was 39,782. There were 32,131 diagnoses among adult and adolescent males (13 years or older), 7,529 among adult and adolescent females, and 122 among children younger than 13 years.
So in the face of this persistent disease what can we do? Getting educated and tested is a great place to start fighting. So don’t miss this meeting!