Only 30% of Americans with HIV have virus in check, finds reportBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7329 (Published 27 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7329
- Michael McCarthy
Only three in 10 Americans with HIV have their virus under control, says a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on 25 November.1
Achieving low viral concentrations is a key goal in the fight against HIV, because not only do people infected with HIV who achieve very low levels of the virus have a near normal life expectancy, they also have a very low risk of transmitting the virus to others.
The new study says, however, that of the 1.2 million Americans estimated to …