Only 30% of Americans with HIV have virus in check, finds report

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 27 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7329
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

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 …

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