CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report How long do people have HIV before it is diagnosed?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00 PM ET
Contact: Media Relations
CDC estimates the amount of time that people live with HIV before they receive a diagnosis and examines recent HIV testing behavior among people who are at risk for HIV infection.
Getting an HIV test is the first step to starting treatment and getting the virus under control. CDC estimates more than 40 percent of new HIV infections are from people who don’t know they have HIV.
CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.
Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Eugene McCray, M.D., Director, CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 12 p.m. ET
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