- Over 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV today.
- 13% of those living with HIV are still unaware of their status.
- Just over half of people diagnosed with HIV are virally suppressed.
- Over half of all new diagnoses take place in the Southern U.S.
Testing is critical to the nation’s prevention strategy. It is the only way to identify the nearly one in seven Americans living with HIV who do not know they are infected, and it is the first step in connecting them to the prevention, care, and treatment services they need. Expanding HIV testing, especially among the populations with the highest rates of HIV infection, is an integral and cost-effective component of U.S. prevention efforts.
CARES Outreach Services, Inc. offers free counseling and materials regarding education and prevention of HIV/AIDS. We can answers some of the questions most people have in relation to getting proper care and treatment. We are available for speaking engagements and events surrounding Health, Prevention, Resources and Testing.
The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help you take steps to keep you and your partner healthy.