Yavapai County Reports Spike In HIV Cases

By Madeline Nelson
Published: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm
Updated: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 5:26pm
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Yavapai County has treated 26 new cases of HIV so far this year, an amount normal for an average entire year.

County spokesman David McAtee said more than a third of the cases are in residents who recently moved to the growing area.

“We offer free testing throughout the year several times and that’s sort of the first step. We also do a lot of education just to make sure people understand that this used to be a death sentence as where now it’s relatively treatable and so, you know, get these under control and you can live a normal life.”

McAtee said individuals should get tested and be aware of their individual health status to prevent spreading the disease.

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