Late HIV Diagnosis: Predictors, Costs, Consequences, And Solutions.
Research Initiative/Treatment Action! 2011, Spring, 16, 1
Research Initiative/Treatment Action!
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More than a million people in the United States have HIV infection, and fewer than 1 in 5 has an undetectable viral load. (1) That eye-popping estimate--based on a synthesis of recently published data--explains why HIV incidence stands at a staggering 56,000 yearly in the United States, and has since the turn of the millennium. (2) You don't have to look far for the reasons behind these galling tallies: A perdurably high proportion of HIV-positive people remains untested; those who test positive sometimes never see the inside of an HIV clinic; and those who enter care drift away in waves. This triple threat to steady treatment--late diagnosis, sluggish linkage to care, and fleeting retention---conspire to keep the collective viral load so high that further HIV transmission is a foregone conclusion.
- 2,99 €
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: 22 March 2011
- Publisher: The Center for AIDS: Hope & Remembrance Project
- Print Length: 50 Pages
- Language: English