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Michigan has launched a consultation program that enables health professionals to ask questions about HIV

file0001466200438The program allows medical professionals to consult experts on HIV.

Dr. Norman Markowitz is a staff physician in the division of infectious diseases at Henry Ford Hospital. He says the number of people affected by HIV has remained consistent for years.

“There’s still 40 to 50,000 new cases in the United States. 14% of people or so don’t know their diagnosis so there’s still a lot of work. Although virus and HIV can be managed successfully in most cases there are still individuals who one who do not know they’re infected and two who don’t have access to care that’s out there.”

Markowitz says the program launched this month.

For more information on the program or to request a consult, visit the Henry Ford Health System website.