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More Patients with HIV Need to Receive Medical Care

Eugene McCray, MD, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stresses the need for more individuals with HIV to be in medical care. Currently, just 30 percent of patients with HIV have achieved viral suppression. Of the 70 percent not receiving treatment, 66 percent have been diagnosed, though they are not treated for the virus. With proper medical care, the risk of HIV spreading is greatly reduced, and viral suppression becomes far more likely.

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