World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 every year, is a time to show support for people living with HIV/AIDS and to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses. Since the catastrophic rise in the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the United States beginning in the early 1980s, science and public health have progressed in learning more about the disease as well as identifying strategies for prevention and disease management for those living with HIV/AIDS. This progress is evidenced by the significant decrease in the number of emergent HIV diagnoses and the reduction of AIDS-related deaths since 2005.
Over the past three decades, there have been numerous advances in both HIV prevention and AIDS disease management. One example... more