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Health Beat: Latest HIV Treatments

August 23, 2019 12:02 PM

It's estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, but about 15 percent of them don't know they're infected. That's a problem. An estimated 38,700 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2016. Those are the latest numbers from HIV.gov. A diagnosis today is far different than a decade ago thanks to new drugs. Moreover, there's treatment to prevent infecting a partner who's not positive.

A new series of digital-exclusive health reports from Dr. Benita Zahn. Look for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. View more episodes.

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