A record number of people have been diagnosed with HIV in the United States during the first half of the year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Caption Here are a few headlines that caught our attention: In the first four months of 2017, nearly 6,000 people died from HIV-related causes in the U.S. The CDC reported an increase in deaths from the virus last year, but it still represents less than 0.5 percent of the total number of deaths.
On Monday, the agency said it has more than 1.2 million people living with HIV and is “notifying people who are at high risk of transmission to get tested.”
The Trump administration has pledged to ramp up efforts to fight the virus, which has killed more than 3.4 million people worldwide.
In February, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to expand federal funding for HIV testing, and his administration has been working to accelerate testing and treatment.
In March, the CDC announced that people living in states with no HIV testing had a 6 percent higher rate of new HIV infections than those living in the states with testing.
The number of new infections also increased in states that have not had HIV testing in recent years.
The Trump government is also targeting counties with a high rate of HIV infections, as part of its $7.5 billion plan to help those states fight the disease.
The president signed a bill in February to require the U:A to report to the state every month on HIV tests that have been administered to people living there, and to share the data with the states to increase public awareness.
In addition, the president signed an order that would require states to notify the Centers of Disease Control of their highest-priority HIV testing and early-detection strategies.
In 2018, the first two months of the calendar year saw a record number and second-straight record-high number of infections.
The first quarter of 2018 was a record-breaking month for HIV cases, with an estimated 11,903 new infections.
In the second quarter, the number of newly diagnosed infections reached nearly 9,000, and the number that was confirmed rose by nearly 3,000.
This year, there were 8,853 new infections in the month of March, and 2,851 cases.
On Tuesday, the U of A announced that its HIV testing program had identified 2,531 new HIV cases in the three months of February and that it has identified nearly 10,000 new infections through March.
In July, the city of Chicago announced that it had identified 1,819 new HIV-positive people who had tested positive for HIV, bringing the total of new cases in Chicago to more than 11,000 since January.
Here are some other things to know about HIV:The virus has become more difficult to prevent from transmitting, but researchers say that it’s possible to stop transmission by taking precautions such as being more cautious and talking to others about sexual activity and having sex in public places, such as public restrooms.
The virus is also becoming more resistant to treatment, but some health experts say that there’s hope.
In December, the Trump administration said it was going to spend $3 billion on prevention efforts, and it’s hoped that the money will help bring down the virus.