Posts Tagged World AIDS Day
About 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the US but about 240,000 don’t know they are infected. Each year, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV in the US. Getting an HIV test is the first step to finding out if you have HIV and getting medical care. Without medical care, HIV leads to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and early death.
Apparently, millions of sexually active Americans have never even had an HIV test. There’s no excuse for that.
At least for those of us with insurance, HIV isn’t a death sentence, not anymore. But if you don’t even know you’re infected, it can become one incredibly quickly.