Commentary & Opinion
Reflections on National HIV Testing Day
June 28, 2011
"... My first introduction to HIV disease was in 1985 when the first test to detect HIV antibodies became available, and I began notifying blood donors in New York City of their positive results. There was no treatment then; many people were diagnosed in the late stages of AIDS and many died. Today that is not the case. We have seen a rapid progression of treatment from the early days of AZT to the combination therapies we see today. ...
"But in order to know to take this lifesaving and life-prolonging treatment, one has to know his/her HIV status. And to do that, one must be tested, and today is National HIV Testing Day. ...
Morning Call (Allentown, PA)
06.27.2011; Ann Stuart Thacker
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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