National HIV Testing Day Reminder of Dallas County Battle with Virus

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

It’s the three letter word that often comes with a negative perception – HIV.

Friday marked National HIV Testing Day, and the Centers for Disease Control reports 1.1-million people are living with the virus in the U.S. What’s more, nearly 1 in 6 don’t even know they’re infected.

The Dallas County Health Department reports the disease remains relatively prevalent, especially among the African American community. According to the health department, in 2012, about 15,000 people were living with HIV/AIDS in Dallas County.

That same research also showed 55% of new cases were among people younger than 35 years of age. Even still, the CDC reports more than half of American adults have not yet been tested.

Well, it’s never too late – at least for a positive peace of mind.

30 Second Downloads

Dallas-based education developer donating app to help kids bridge learning gaps during pandemic

Don't Miss

Popular

Latest News

More News