About 56,000 Americans are infected with HIV each year. The CDC says that is roughly one person infected every 9 ½ half minutes. That's why the government is launching a new effort to bring the problem of HIV and AIDS back into the national spotlight. The campaign is called "Act Against AIDS" and it will cost about $45 million over the next five years.
Jesse Milan of the Black AIDS Institute, says, "As an African-American living with HIV, I celebrate that "Act Against AIDS" will focus first on black people. [The] Act Against AIDS campaign will let you hear our stories from ourselves. You will hear about the stigma we experience in our own families, in our churches in our communities". The campaign has a website if you'd like to learn more, just go to www.NineAndaHalfMinutes.org.