Number of the Day: 43.9 percent

May 2, 2012 | Number of The Day

Nearly 44 percent (43.9 percent) of New Jerseyans between the ages of 18 and 64 have been tested for HIV/AIDS, 23.4 percent of them in the preceding 12 months, according to statehealthfacts.org, a website sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

That’s higher than the country as a whole, which had a 40.3 percent lifetime testing rate, 21.5 in the previous year. In New Jersey, HIV Testing and screening is routine for adolescents and adults, as well as pregnant women and newborns. New Jersey is only one of six states that makes HIV testing routine when getting a physical exam.

There are 34,131 people in New Jersey that are living with HIV/AIDs.