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Invited Commentary
July 22, 2013

Overcoming the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Obstacle Course

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1344-1345. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7943

Approximately 50 000 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections develop in the United States each year.1 How many of these people know of their HIV infection? How many are engaged in HIV care? How many are successfully treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART)? Surprisingly, until very recently, the answers to these simple questions regarding HIV care were unknown.

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