Too many people don’t know they have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). About 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the US but about 240,000 don’t know they are infected. Each year, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV in the US. Getting an HIV test is the first step to finding out if you have HIV and getting medical care. Without medical care, HIV leads to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and early death.
This article originally appeared here: https://tools.cdc.gov/api/embed/downloader/download.asp?m=275866&c=326836. The source website for this article is CDC Vital Signs Feed.
The original publication date for this article is November 29, 2011 5:00 pm