What group is most likely to be unaware they are HIV positive?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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One community-based study targeting areas where men who have sex with men (MSM) meet demonstrated that an average of 44% of study participants appeared unaware of their HIV-positive status. High rates of positivity and unawareness of positive status were associated with younger participants, men of black non-Hispanic race, and lower education levels.


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