AIDS Cases on the Upswing in Texas on World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day, and Cynthia Nelson, who heads the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, says there appears to be an upswing among AIDS in younger people, News Radio 1200 WAOI reports.

"Some of the younger generation are becoming positive" she said. "People between 25 and 34."

Nelson says there are about 94 thousand HIV positive individuals in Texas.

She says the reasons for the uptick in AIDS among younger people have plenty of theories. She says they don't remember the urgency of AIDS in the seventies, when it was a national health priority. She says another theory involves social media.

"Even social media has been mentioned as an influence, maybe because they get news in a different way."

She says AIDS-serving organizations will come up with a plan to get the message of testing and safe sex out to younger people.

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