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When Will Routine Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Be the Routine for Adolescents?

January 4, 2012

[T]he fact that only 17.9% of sexually experienced adolescent males and only 27.5% of sexually experienced adolescent females have ever been tested for HIV is disturbing. It speaks to major deficiencies in our approach to the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults, and it stands as a rather stark explanation for the otherwise puzzling discrepancy in the percentage of youth who are infected (Dr. Lawrence J. D'Angelo, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 1/2).

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This article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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