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Gary Evans writes Hospital Infection Control & Prevention (HIC), Hospital Employee Health (HEH) and contributes to IRB Advisor (IRB). As senior writer at AHC, Evans has written numerous articles on infectious disease threats to both patients and health care workers, including pandemic influenza, MERS and Ebola. He has been honored for excellence in analytical reporting five times by the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
A snapshot of the American AIDS epidemic, contains a few surprises, like half of those infected identifying as heterosexuals. However, 71% were male, so take the self-reported orientation for what it's worth.
Given all the bitter lessons learned about effective precautions the level of new infections is frustrating, even as a new era of powerful antiviral treatments translates an epidemic death sentence into an endemic chronic disease. Here are some numbers the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gleaned from a survey of 4,217 patients seeking medical care for HIV: