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  1. An HIV blood test

    One in Eight U.S. HIV-Positives Unaware

    Knowledge is power — as is knowing about all the treatment options. A new CDC report reveals that 13 percent of the 1.2 million Americans infected with the AIDS-causing virus are ignorant of their condition, and government efforts to improve those numbers have had spotty results. Undiagnosed positives cause both personal and public health to suffer, as 30 percent of new cases are infected by someone who unwittingly carries the virus. Medical experts hope the public will use tomorrow’s national HIV testing day to get in the know.

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