1.2 million Americans live with HIV; Many find hope in new treatments

December 2, 2014 2:23 AM

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1.2 million Americans live with HIV; Many find hope in new treatments

The annual number of new HIV infections in the United States has dropped dramatically since the 1980s, but there are still 1.2 million Americans living with the disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, gay and bisexual men account for the majority of new infections. The CDC also found that the African-American community is disproportionately affected. CCTV America’s Karina Huber reported this story from New York.

Adonis Porch contracted HIV eight years ago in his first year of college after having sex with a man he met online, who told him he was virus free. Porch used a condom, but it broke.

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