FROM THE ARCHIVE

AIDS diagnosis comes late for many

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2001

According to the results of a federal health study released on Tuesday, 4 out of 10 people don't receive a diagnosis of AIDS well after they have already developed its related diseases and illnesses.

The phenomenon, known as late testing, affects all racial and ethnic groups, as well as behavior groups, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, is the virus which leads to AIDS, which subjects a human to increased diseases and health threats. AIDS doesn't usually develop until as much as a decade after HIV infection, pointing out the need for testing, say researchers.

Get the Story:
4 of 10 People With HIV Get Late Diagnosis (The Washington Post 8/15)

Relevant Links:
20 Years of AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/20years.htm

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