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BY CRAIG W. JOHNSON
It has been 30 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first acknowledged the Acquired Immu- nodeficiency Syndrome, now commonly called the AIDS pandemic. More than 1 million Americans have the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS — the most advanced stage of HIV. New infections occur every 9. 5 minutes in the United States. The good news, however, is that today an HIV diagnosis does not have to be a
death sentence, provided you learn your diagnosis early, get treatment and stay healthy.