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80% of new HIV cases transmitted by undiagnosed or untreated people

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Healio, March 18, 2019 In 2016, more than 80% of new HIV infections in the United States were transmitted by individuals who either did not know they were infected with HIV or had been diagnosed but were not receiving care, according to data released on the first day of the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta. Read more here  References: CDC. Gaps in HIV testing and treatment hinder...

New evidence supports HIV screening in young adulthood

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Science Daily, December 19, 2017 A new study suggests that the most beneficial age for a one-time screening HIV test of the general population would be age 25. The report — led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital  working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health — will be published in the Journal of...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: United States

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 10, 2016 The CDC has released the report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance —  United States 2015. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among youth and young adults: 1) behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; 2) tobacco use; 3) alcohol and other drug use; 4) sexual...

Sexually active U.S. teens, young adults not getting HIV tests

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Reuters health, January 20, 2016 \Most U.S. high school students and young adults who have sex don’t get HIV tests, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average, just 22 percent of high school students and 33 percent of young adults aged 18 to 24 who report ever having sexual intercourse also report being tested at least once for HIV, researchers...

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