More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV.
But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in seven do not know they are infected with the disease and only three in 10 are controlling their virus with treatment.
In America alone, 21 percent of HIV infections among African Americans are undiagnosed. The rate of new HIV infection in African Americans is eight times that of Caucasians based on population size.
Testing, at least once, is recommended for all Americans aged 13-64. Treatment options following early detection of HIV can help prevent the virus from progressing to an AIDS diagnosis.
Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Ambrose Delpino, PharmD, discuss HIV and the importance of getting tested if you feel at risk.