Recent studies have shown that social media affects HIV testing in a positive way. In this article LetsGetChecked discuss the studies associated with social media and H.I.V testing as well as at home H.I.V testing.
- Social Media Affects HIV Testing: The Study
- The Effect of Social Media on HIV Testing
- Social Media Affects HIV Testing At Home
Social Media Affects HIV Testing: The Study
Recent studies show that HIV testing increases in areas with active social media awareness campaigns.
By the end of 2015 approximately 2.1 million people had been newly diagnosed with the virus. According to the World Health Organization, only 54% of people with HIV are aware of their status which really puts the spotlight on the importance of HIV testing especially among high risk groups.
Regular HIV testing not only prevents the spread of HIV by letting people know their status but can also result in early detection of the infection which allows patients to receive anti-HIV therapy before the disease progresses which has been proven to help preserve the immune system and overall health.