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U.S. Health Panel Likely to Make HIV Tests Routine

August 21, 2012

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force could soon recommend that HIV testing become routine in medical settings, according to health officials close to the panel, speaking on condition of anonymity. Under the 2010 federal health reform law, health insurers must fully cover preventive services that USPSTF recommends. The recommendation is expected to be open for public comment before the year ends.

"It still will take culture change for medical providers, but this will be a tremendous leap," said Michael Kharfen, chief of community outreach with the District of Columbia's Department of Health.

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