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HIV Testing at CDC-Funded Sites, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing at CDC-Funded Sites, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2010

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published April 28th 2014
ISBN : 9781497504080
Paperback
34 pages
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 About the Book 

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is essential for improving the health of people living with HIV and reducing new HIV infections. HIV testing improves the health of people living with HIV by identifying undiagnosed HIV infection and linkingMoreHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is essential for improving the health of people living with HIV and reducing new HIV infections. HIV testing improves the health of people living with HIV by identifying undiagnosed HIV infection and linking persons with HIV to medical care, treatment, and prevention services. HIV testing also significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission among those who learn they are living with HIV. Studies have shown that high-risk sexual behavior is reduced substantially after people become aware of their HIV positive status. Of the estimated 1.1 million adults and adolescents living with HIV in the United States at the end of 2009, 18% were unaware of their infection. Among all persons diagnosed with HIV infection in 2008, 33% progressed to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) within one year of diagnosis.