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Mon Mar 18, 2019, 09:47 PM

Nearly four in ten HIV spreaders in US unaware of infection

Almost 40 percent of new HIV cases in the US occur because people do not know they are infected, while a similar proportion know but are not in treatment, according to a study released Monday.

The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is based on 2016 data and aims to bolster a strategy outlined by President Donald Trump to end the epidemic within 10 years.

The strategy has two main strands: far more widespread screening, and enabling the infected better access to treatment from the moment they test positive.

The study found that 38 percent of infections came from HIV-positive people who were unaware of their status, and 43 percent from people who knew they were infected but took no anti-retroviral drugs.

The remaining infections came from people who were receiving HIV treatment but were not yet "virally suppressed."

https://www.france24.com/en/20190318-nearly-four-ten-hiv-spreaders-us-unaware-infection

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MumblyPeg Mar 2019 #1
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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 10:05 PM

1. "The most at-risk group remains homosexual men, with almost three-quarters of new infections

coming from men having sex with men, the report said."

Kind of an important point to note.
Aids is only a problem for one reason

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 01:35 AM

2. What ever problem it is, or was, it is all of our problem now.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 12:11 PM

3. This is why men should wear condoms every time

They significantly help stop the spread of AIDS and prevent unwanted pregnancy.

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