The number of new HIV cases in Washington D.C. experienced a dip over four years, from 2008 to 2012.
According to reports, in 2012, 680 new HIV cases were documented, a number that is 48% lower than what was reported for 2008. Of these incidents, 38.8% were transmitted between two men, and 31.6% were of heterosexual sex.
The number of AIDS cases has also decreased alongside this. Back in 2008, 564 new AIDS cases were reported in the state, and in 2012, it had gone down to 370.
HIV is one of the most prevalent sexually-transmitted diseases today. It is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and is frequently transmitted through sex, whether anally, vaginally, or orally.
Males, females, kids, and adults are also at risk. HIV attacks a person's immune system and can cause various symptoms and complications that affect the major bodily organs.
If not diagnosed and treated right away, HIV can develop into AIDs and result to death.
So, always practice safe sex and get tested for HIV routinely.
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