HIV/AIDS: A New Case Every 9 1/2 Minutes

I recently discovered that the CDC is making video podcasts on a range of issues from hand washing to H1N1 to what to do when you’re sick (like I’ve been today – boo!).

One of the videos is called “Nine and a Half Minutes” and spreads the message that, in the United States, someone new gets HIV every 9 1/2 minutes. The related web site features information about HIV/AIDS, testing and resources for information and support.

Those who would like to learn more about the history of HIV/AIDS in the US and how it came to be that scientists discovered that HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, as well as all the political issues surrounding those early years, may enjoy reading Impure Science: AIDS, Activism and the Politics of Knowledge.

[Nine and a Half Minutes]

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at