Archival Content: 1999-2005
Reasons why HIV testing is important
- An estimated 1,039,000 – 1,185,000 persons in the United States are living with HIV. Of these, about one-quarter, or 252,000 – 312,000 people, do not know they are infected.
- A disproportionate number of newly-infected people do not know they are HIV positive.
- Each year at publicly funded testing sites, 27,000–30,000 HIV test results are positive.
- Of those who test positive at CDC-funded public testing sites, 31% do not return for their results.
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