CDC: Almost 50% of HIV-positive young people are unaware of status

06/26/2009 | Reuters

Forty-eight percent of HIV-positive adolescents and young adults are unaware of their status, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers said after reviewing data from a 2007 survey of students in grades 9 through 12. Researchers also found that only 22% of sexually active high-school students get tested for HIV, with older students and girls more likely to have an HIV test.

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