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New CDC Report Shows More Than Half of Young, HIV-Infected Americans Are Not Aware of Their Status

December 3, 2012

Just in time for World AIDS Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data in the newest issue of Vital Signs that indicated that 60 percent of young people (ages 13-24) living with HIV do not know they are infected. Approximately 12,000 young people were infected with HIV in 2010.

The data from 2010 showed that 72 percent of new HIV infections in young people occurred in young men who have sex with men (MSM) and that 57% of the new infections in this age group are African American.

Despite recommendations from CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics that call for routine

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