11:50 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What's Your HIV Status?

Public Health officials and others are urging Central New Yorkers to learn their HIV status so they can get treated and avoid infecting others.  But it's an uphill battle...the Centers for Disease Control estimates one out of five people nationwide living with HIV is unaware of their status.  John Wikiera with the CNY HIV Care Network tells us why it's not so easy to get people tested.

John Wikiera talks about the reasons people might avoid getting tested for HIV.

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Doctor Cynthia Morrow tells us why "normalizing" HIV might remove the psychological barriers to getting tested.

Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow tells us how HIV status has evolved.