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The CDC estimates that 40 percent of the 1.1 million people with HIV are undiagnosed or not receiving medical care for the virus.
Ensuring health equity for all people living with HIV
A recent survey of this population found that less than half were aware they had the virus and only one quarter were virally suppressed.
A recent study found that more time spent depressed meant a greater risk of missing clinic visits, having a detectable viral load and death.
Depression was associated with missed clinic appointments, a detectable viral load and a greater risk of death in a recent large study.
A new modeling study looked at how improving various stages of the HIV care continuum would likely affect infection rates.
However, there is still room for improvement in ensuring a largely indigent population of people with HIV gets access to medical care.
African-Americans have even lower rates of linkage to and retention in HIV care as well as viral suppression.
A recent CDC analysis found that only a majority of children under the age of 13 were retained in routine medical care over time.
Getting 70 percent of the HIV population virally suppressed by 2020 would prevent a vast number of deaths over two decades.
An increasing proportion of those living with HIV are in care and on successful treatment, but there is still much room for improvement.
67 percent of all HIV diagnoses in 2015 were among gay and bisexual men.
If the viral suppression rate reaches 73 percent in 2020 and 86 percent in 2025, HIV incidence could drop nearly 70 percent.
The risk is particularly high the first year after receiving an HIV diagnosis.
With a likely increasing proportion of the HIV population virally suppressed, addressing disparities, especially racial ones, is vital.
A study in Mozambique found that providing on-site CD4 testing, speedier HIV treatment initiation and text-message reminders was effective.
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