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California: Report Shows HIV Testing Level High in Coachella Valley

June 28, 2011

Forty-seven percent of local residents have been screened for HIV, according to the report "Community Health Monitor for the Coachella Valley 2010." By comparison, 39.5 percent of Americans nationwide have taken the test, according to the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. Slightly more than 10 percent of Valley residents identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The Eisenhower Medical Center and the Health Assessment Resource Center have collaborated to provide free access to the 600-plus-page report; visit

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Adapted from:
Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
06.27.2011; Nicole C. Brambila

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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