Most HIV-Positive Americans Lack Regular Care
July 30, 2012
Only 25 percent of Americans with HIV have their virus under control, according to a CDC report released Friday at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington. African Americans and younger people are least likely to be in regular care and treatment, CDC said.
"We've got to do better," said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. More widespread HIV testing is critical, and it needs to be easier to link those infected directly to care and make sure they stay there, he said: "I want to make the healthy choice the easy choice."
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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