Advances in HIV Testing Strategies (AUDIO) Infectious Diseases Society of America Your browser does not support the audio element. Caption As many as 20 percent of HIV-positive people are unaware they are infected, so they miss out on vital treatment that can improve their prognosis, and also are more likely to spread the disease. But getting people who are at risk for the disease to get tested has proven to be a challenge. A large study suggests the answer may lie in old-fashioned, face-to-face social networking. In other words, people who are at high risk for HIV really should talk to each other about getting tested. The study shows this method is much more effective than the standard method of testing, which relies on potentially infected individuals taking the initiative to get tested. Credit IDWeek Usage Restrictions Please do not repost until 11/10 License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.