The US government came out with latest research data showing that more than a million Americans have the virus that causes AIDS. This is the first time that the 1 million mark has been passed since the height of the epidemic in the 1980s. The government health officials have failed to accomplish their started goal of 2005, to break the AIDS epidemic. However better medicines are keeping more people with HIV alive, therefore the death rate is much lower then ever before.

"While treatment advances have been an obvious godsend to those living with the disease, it presents new challenges for prevention," said said Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, deputy director of the Center for Disease Control's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention on the last National HIV Prevention Conference.

The analysis of past decades showed that 25% of HIV infected don’t even know they have it. It’s obvious that the HIV prevention methods in last decade haven’t been achieved, along with that the final goal of the Center for Disease Control's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention haven’t been succeeded. Even, some critics thing think the number of new annual infections could be even higher.

This last report reflects both, a victory and a failure at combating this terrible disease.

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