HIV and African American People: Knowledge of Status

Knowledge of status is one of the six Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. indicators. Knowledge of status refers to the estimated percentage of people with HIV who have received an HIV diagnosis.

EHE goal: increase the percentage of people with HIV who have received an HIV diagnosis to 95 percent by 2025.
Black/African American People with HIV in the US, 2019
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