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What is the rate of incidence for HIV?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
About 33.3 million people worldwide are estimated to have HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 50,000 new HIV cases occur in the United States each year. Approximately 16 percent of HIV-infected people in the U.S. do not realize that they are infected. Men who have sex with other males and intravenous drug users are the highest risk group.

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