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A 18-year-old male asked:

What is the most common infectious disease (viral, bacterial) in the usa? my friends says it's aids idk?

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Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Common cold: The common cold is a virus which is transmitted by small particles from coughing or sneezing.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not aids: There is no accurate report of the most common infectious disease, but many minor infx diseases are not reported, so there is no accurate count for them. As for the more serious infx diseases, age plays a role in what is more common in different age ranges. Either way there are a lot more common infx diseases than HIV. Here is the website for US infx disease concerns:http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/

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