At the end of 2003,* an estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 persons in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS . In 2006, 35,314 new cases of HIV/AIDS in adults, adolescents, and children were diagnosed in the 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting . CDC has developed a new and innovative system designed to estimate the number of new HIV infections (or incidence) for the United States in a given year. Using this new technology, CDC estimates that 56,300 new HIV infections occurred in the United States in 2006.As a Clinical Technologist I see an alarming number of new HIV cases. What's your perspective on HIV/AIDS? What can be done to stop this epidemic? How can we educate our communities to bring more awarenss to the devastation of this disease? Do you know your status? Get tested! Go tohttp://www.hivtest.org/to find testing sites near you.