Council Recognizes World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, join the Council in recognizing World AIDS Day. More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them do not realize they have the disease. Testing for HIV is recommended for everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 as part of routine health care.

People experiencing homelessness are more likely to be HIV positive compared to other groups known to be at highest risk for HIV infection. A lack of access to routine healthcare services may prevent many of those living without homes from being screened for HIV.

Learn more about this disease and ways to increase awareness at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and visit our HIV/AIDS resource page for important information on HIV as it affects people without homes.