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How to Ensure 'It Gets Better' Now for LGBTQ Youth

December 1, 2014
by Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director of Trust for America’s Health
Huffington Post

As we observe World AIDS Day, it's important to reflect on the accomplishments that have been made over the years. However, despite these accomplishments, including successful treatment regimens for HIV/AIDS, there is a complacency about HIV/AIDS and a misperception that the epidemic is largely under control.

The reality is that more than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS -- and 60 percent of youth with HIV do not know they are infected. And, among some groups, the number of infections is increasing, with just 3 in 10 people living with HIV having the virus in check.

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