WINTER WEATHER ALERT: SNOWFALL TOTALS  | TRAFFIC | LIVE RADAR| SCHOOL CLOSINGS

A new government report shows more Americans are getting tested for the AIDS virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta looked at how many people have been tested since guidelines were expanded in 2006 to include routine screening for all teens and adults.

Last year, an estimated 45 percent of Americans ages 18 to 64 reported getting an HIV test at least once. That’s up from 40 percent four years ago and represents an increase of 11 million people.

The CDC estimates that about 1.1 million Americans have HIV. But about 20 percent don’t know it. The report also shows fewer HIV infections are being detected late.

The new information is based on nationwide surveys and state reports.

___

CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns

HIV test: http://www.hivtest.org

 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.

Watch & Listen LIVE