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In the United States in 2006, 56,300 new HIV infections occurred, according to CDC's first national estimate of HIV incidence based on direct measurement. The previous estimate of 40,000 new infections annually had been based on new diagnoses - data that were limited in that years could have elapsed between a patient's infection and diagnosis. The revised estimate is based on a new CDC- developed testing method that differentiates between infections acquired within about the previous five months and longstanding infections.


Highly active antiretroviral therapy has boosted the average expected lifespan of an HIV patient by 13 years... another reason for HIV testing.


Solano and Napa Counties are now offering Oraquick rapid HIV testing in their clinic sites. Results the same day! Testing times are available at the above testing link.

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