4 In 10 HIV Infections Transmitted By People Unaware They Are HIV Positive – IFLScience

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 38,700 people were newly infected with HIV in 2016. Of those, nearly four in 10 caught the virus from someone entirely unaware they were HIV positive, a study released on Monday reveals.  The “Vital Signs” report published by the CDC was commissioned to support Trump’s newly realized commitment to ending HIV in the US by 2030, announced at his State of the Union speech in February. The stats in the report, based on 2016 figures, show that 15 percent of the approximately 1.1 million people living in the US with HIV are unaware they carry ...

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