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U.S. News

Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV, Surveillance Study Reports

June 19, 2013

The U.S. National HIV Surveillance System reported that HIV-infected people younger than 45 were much less likely than older HIV-infected people to know about their infection or to receive HIV treatment. Early diagnosis and ongoing antiretroviral therapy (ART) are essential to promoting the health of HIV-infected people and preventing the virus's transmission.

The study indicated that more than 200,000 of the more than 1.1 million HIV-infected Americans did not know they had the virus, and diagnosis and linkage to care varied widely among age groups. Approximately 40 percent of HIV-infected people ages 13-24 knew their HIV status, and only 30 percent were receiving treatment. People ages 25-44 were less likely to take ART and to have a suppressed

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