A three-year initiative by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has resulted in nearly 2.8 million HIV tests, according to a CDC statement. The $111 million program expanded access to HIV testing in 25 of the most affected areas in the United States and diagnosed 18,432 people who were previously unaware they had the virus. The effort focused mostly on African Americans, who are more disproportionately affected than any other U.S. racial or ethnic group. The results of the program were published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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