The topic this Wednesday March 4, 2015 is the Treatment/Transmission Cascade.
There were more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV at that time. Dividing this group into the five stages of the treatment cascade, also known as the “care continuum,” the researchers estimated that 207,600 (18.1 percent) were undiagnosed; 519,414 (45.2 percent) knew they were HIV-positive but were not in medical care; 47,453 (4.1 percent) were in medical care but had not been prescribed antiretrovirals (ARVs); 82,809 (7.2 percent) had been prescribed ARVs but still had a detectable viral load; and 290,924 (25.3 percent) were virally suppressed.
Of the new HIV cases, an estimated 30.2 percent transmitted from people unaware of their infection, and an estimated 61.3 percent came from those diagnosed with the virus but not in medical care.
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