A recent analysis of data from the National HIV Surveillance System indicates that Americans under age 45 who are infected with the HIV virus are much less likely than their older peers to know they are infected or to be receiving proper care.

  • The report’s data suggests that lower percentages of people ages 25-44 received regular care, were prescribed drug therapy, and had a suppressed viral load, compared with those ages 55-64.
  • For example, 28% of young adults with HIV were receiving treatment, compared with 46% of those ages 55-64.