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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 255-9047, Pager
Email: carl.kanefsky@state.de.us

Date: June 21, 2011
DHSS-49-2011





30 YEARS OF HIV TREATMENT AND PREVENTION.

National HIV Testing Day - June 27


Since it was identified 30 years ago, more than 575,000 Americans have lost their lives to AIDS and more than 56,000 people in the U.S. become infected with HIV each year. In Delaware, 2,122 residents have died from AIDS over the same period, while an average of 165 new infections were diagnosed each year. To make it more convenient that ever, HIV organizations are offering testing and counseling services statewide on National HIV Testing Day, June 27, .

Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH director, urges Delawareans to get tested. "More infections are occurring among youth and other at-risk groups. This can only be prevented by getting tested and using safe sex practices."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are currently more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV while nearly half of the population knows someone living with the disease. Breakthrough treatments and prevention efforts, over the years, have saved over 350,000 lives in the United States alone and many more globally. People with HIV are living longer and more productive lives, but the first step is getting tested. Testing locations and services include:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

KENT COUNTY

SUSSEX COUNTY

To find a testing site nearest you visit www.hivtest.org and type in your ZIP code or call 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO) or the Public Health HIV Prevention Program at 302-744-1050 for more information.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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