CDC: 28% of HIV Patients Have Infection Under Control
A study released Tuesday by CDC found that only 28% of the estimated 1.2 million U.S. residents with HIV are receiving the treatments necessary to keep the infection under control and reduce the risk of transmission. The study also found that 20% of U.S. residents with HIV do not know they are infected. Further, of those who have been diagnosed, only about 50% are receiving regular care. CDC on Tuesday announced a five-year, $359 million annual federal grant program for state and city health departments and a $2.4 million campaign to promote HIV testing among young black men who have sex with men, who account for about 22% of new infections.
- "Just 1 in 4 With HIV Have Infection Under Control" (Stobbe, AP/Washington Times, 11/29).
- "Nearly 3 Out of 4 Americans With HIV Don't Have Infection Under Control" (Kotz, "Daily Dose," Boston Globe, 11/29).
- "Only 28 Percent of Americans With HIV Are Getting Optimal Care" (Brown, Washington Post, 11/29).