About two-thirds of Americans who are infected with the virus that causes AIDS aren’t getting treated for it.
The finding comes from an analysis just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that more needs to be done to make sure people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus get proper treatment.
"For people living with HIV, it’s not just about knowing you’re infected — it’s also about going to the doctor for medical care," says CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden.
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Caption: A pharmacist pours Truvada pills, an HIV treatment, back into the bottle at Jack’s Pharmacy in San Anselmo, Calif.