Mississippi: Most With HIV Skip Treatment
January 31, 2012
New estimates from the state Department of Health (DOH) show more than two-thirds of Mississippians who test HIV-positive are not on treatment, placing their health in jeopardy and increasing the risk of infecting others.
Access to care is a problem. "Where there is not reliable public transportation, patients have to rely on other people to take them to appointments, which means they have to tell them about their HIV infection," said Mena.
Clarion Ledger (Jackson)
01.28.2012; Jerry Mitchell
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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