Did You Know?


Did You Know?

Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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December 6, 2019
  • Ending the HIV epidemic begins with expanded HIV testing to reach the estimated 154,000 people who have HIV and don’t know it.
  • Among people who know they have HIV, only 63% had a suppressed viral load in 2017; by taking HIV medicine routinely, they can stay healthy and have effectively no risk of sexual transmission—according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • Healthcare providers can help patients prevent HIV acquisition by prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to the 1.2 million people who could benefit from it.

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