World AIDS Day

Dr. Rodgers describes the AIDS epidemic and Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about who should get tested.

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DR. RODGERS: This week, we observe World AIDS Day. More than 1 million Americans are living with HIV.

Hi, I'm Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the National Institutes of Health.

Unless the course of the epidemic changes, an estimated 1 in 16 black men and 1 in 32 black women will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, explains:

DR. FAUCI: Too many people don't even know they have HIV. It's especially important to get tested if you have:

  • had sex with an HIV-positive person
  • injected drugs or shared needles
  • exchanged sex for drugs or money or
  • been diagnosed or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis, or a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis

Find out where to get tested at

DR. RODGERS: Follow us on Twitter @HealthyMoments. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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