There always something…it jus seems to be the way things are. At on stage Herpes was the disease, then HIV and now HEP C is stealing the limelight!
This is from gay.net… and the stats are based in the USA.
Out of all the STDs born in the United States, more people now die from chronic hepatitis C infection than HIV. Our health, at the very least, is still suffering even though the number of deaths related to HIV infection continues to fall.
According to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hepatitis C related deaths exceeded HIV by more than 15,000 to 12,700, respectively, with most of those deaths occurring in people between the ages of 45 and 64.
POZ reports: The discouraging findings, presented by Scott Holmberg, MD, MPH, chief of the CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, come from data involving 21.8 million deaths reported to the National Center for Health Statistics between 1999 and 2007. The only cases included in the analysis involved reports that specified HIV, AIDS, HCV or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection as possible contributors to the deaths.