4 in 10 U.S. Women Tested for HIVGernyly
Dec. 1, 2006 — The U.S. government says as well few ladies (and men) are getting tried for Helps.
Less than four in 10 U.S. ladies had ever been tried for HIV, the infection that causes Helps, as of 2004.
That’s in spite of a soak rise in Helps cases among U.S. ladies over the final 20 a long time.
In 2004, ladies accounted for more than a quarter of U.S. Helps cases, compared to less than 10% within the late 1980s, CDC records appear.
That data — comes from a report by the U.S. Wellbeing and Human Administrations Division.
The report says that, as of 2004, 37% of U.S. ladies age 18 and more seasoned had at a few point gotten an HIV test.
Men were indeed less likely to have ever been tried for HIV; less than a third said they’d been tried.
Among ladies, blacks and those matured 25-34 were most likely to have been tried. Asian ladies and ladies 65 and more seasoned were slightest likely to be tried.
Information came from a national wellbeing meet overview conducted by Wellbeing and Human Administrations in 2004.
“Distant as well numerous Americans with HIV are not analyzed until a long time after they were tainted, when it may be as well late to completely advantage from accessible medicines,” CDC chief Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, says in a CDC news discharge.
Her comments come as individuals around the world are stamping the yearly World Helps Day.
Gerberding notes that “almost one quarter of individuals with HIV — at slightest 250,000 Americans — still don’t realize they are contaminated.”
Prior this year, the CDC prescribed HIV screening gotten to be a schedule portion of therapeutic care for all patients age 13-64.
Nowadays, the government is additionally propelling a modern Helps web location, www.AIDS.gov.