Vital Signs: HIV Stages of Care

November 25, 2014 – HIV Stages of Care

CDC’s latest Vital Signs Report finds just 30 percent of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV have the virus under control. Among those who don’t have their virus in check, two-thirds have been diagnosed, but are no longer in care.

The report underscores the importance of making sure people with HIV receive ongoing care, treatment, and other information and tools that help prevent transmission to others, as well as the need to reach more people with HIV testing.

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Small image of chart depicting the percentage of people with HIV in varying stages of care.HIV Stages of Care
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There is an urgent need to reach more people with testing and make sure those with the virus receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment. Of the 1.2 million people living with HIV, 86% are diagnosed, 40% are engaged in care, 37% are prescribed antiretroviral medicines, and 30% are virally suppressed.


Page last reviewed: November 25, 2014