A wake-up call on HIV/AIDS

On November 24, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the results of a comprehensive 2011 study on HIV diagnosis and treatment showing that out of the estimated 1.2 million persons living with HIV in the United States in 2011, 86% had been diagnosed; 40% were engaged in HIV medical care; 37% were using antiretroviral therapy (ART); and 30% had achieved successful viral suppression. These statistics had remained relatively unchanged since 2009, and presumably have not improved substantially since. That’s right: while people with HIV who are using ART can achieve a very low viral load, can look […]