More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/AIDS today, more than at any time in the history of the epidemic. Washington Post Live, in partnership with the Ford Foundation and together with the Kaiser Family Foundation, hosted AIDS in America: The Invisible Epidemic on July 24. While there have been great medical advances in the three decades since the first cases, AIDS continues to take a devastating toll on Americans. Certain communities, especially African Americans -- including women and gay and bisexual men in the black community -- have been particularly affected. Experts discussed strategies to slow the rate of infection and better treat those with the HIV/AIDS.
Regina Benjamin on the importance of HIV testingSurgeon General Regina Benjamin says getting tested for HIV should be as routine as getting your blood pressure checked.
With the AIDS rate among African American women soaring in parts of D.C., female black church members band together to help with outreach effort.
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Widespread poverty, a shortage of accessible medical specialists, and prejudice against homosexuals are among the causes.