Aids

AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, unquestionably the most important sexually transmitted disease of the twentieth century, is covered briefly here and more fully in chapter 29. The AIDS epidemic was first recognized in the United States in 1981.

Chapter 25 Genitourinary Infections

Figure 25.20 The AIDS Pandemic Continues Without Letup During 1998 alone an estimated 5.8 million people became newly infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, and most of them will ultimately die of AIDS.

Figure 25.20 The AIDS Pandemic Continues Without Letup During 1998 alone an estimated 5.8 million people became newly infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, and most of them will ultimately die of AIDS.

Map Ofworld And Laitude

Over the first decade and a half of the epidemic, 500,000 Americans developed AIDS and 300,000 died of the disease. Despite major advances in prevention and treatment of the disease, the epidemic continues its stealthy advance, and its full, devastating impact on human society will probably not be felt for another decade. During 1998 alone, an estimated 5.8 million people around the world first became infected with the causative agent, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and 2.5 million died of AIDS. Some important advances have occurred in the prevention and treatment of AIDS in Western countries, but these are largely unavailable to the vast majority of those around the world who suffer because of the disease (figure 25.20). ■ AIDS, p. 740

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