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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
December 3, 2014

More Testing, Treatment Needed to Achieve National HIV Targets

JAMA. 2014;312(21):2203. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15932

Efforts to prevent and treat HIV have to be intensified among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) to meet the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Men who have sex with men carry the highest burden of HIV infection; among those newly infected in 2010, 63% were MSM, a group that also comprised 52% of people living with HIV. By 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for 85% of MSM diagnosed with HIV to be linked with clinical care within 3 months of diagnosis, 80% to be receiving care, and the proportion with an undetectable viral load to be increased by 20%.

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