HIV and AIDS remain both a national and global health crisis. There are more than 34 million people living with HIV worldwide, including 1.2 million Americans, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, 2.7 million new HIV infections occurred around the world. In the U.S., 50,000 Americans become infected with HIV each year. Education and medical research continue and must remain a public health priority in order to stop the spread of HIV and find new treatments and, if possible, a cure for HIV and AIDS.