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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report How long do people have HIV before it is diagnosed?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00 PM ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286


What:
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.

Who:
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

When:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 12 p.m. ET

Dial-in:
Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
International: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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