A recent poll shows most people no longer consider AIDS a major health problem. That’s despite the fact that more than an estimated one million Americans are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. As new infections continue to soar, could there be a cure on the horizon? Fifteen years ago, AIDS-related illnesses were the number one cause of death. But with recent medical breakthroughs, in 25 to 44 years olds today, it’s now the 6th leading cause of death.