CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) arms with news tools to combat HIV
This article was originally published in Clinica
Federal health officials have announced a new surveillance system that will allow them to pinpoint where the HIV infection is spreading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has previously used a mathematical formula to estimate new infections based on the number of patients developing AIDS as reported by only about half the states. But since the advent of anti-retroviral drugs, people can have the virus for nearly a decade before progressing to AIDS. As a result there was no way of knowing the current infection rate.