April 20, 2011
HIV Cases Up 32% Among Tennesseans Ages 15 to 24
Newly diagnosed HIV cases increased 32 percent between 2005 and 2009 among Tennesseans ages 15 to 24, The Tennessean reports. Other age groups during that time had a slight decline in HIV cases. Health officials are attributing the rise to the fact that successful antiretroviral drugs have removed the fear of HIV among young people. Officials added that the spread of drug-resistant virus also contributes to the increase in cases.
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