HIV and AIDS remain both a national and global health crisis. In 2017 there were approximately 36.9 million people living with HIV worldwide and there were1.8 million new HIV infections. In 2015, approximately 1.2 million Americans were living with HIV, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the U.S. in 2015, 38,500 Americans became infected with HIV. 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.