The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Living With HIV: Watch Aaron's Story
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

U.S. News

U.S. Panel Advises HIV Tests for Everyone Ages 15 to 64

November 20, 2012

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group that operates under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to advise the U.S. government and physicians on the medical evidence for preventive health measures, has recommended HIV tests for everyone aged 15 to 64. The guidelines also recommend that doctors offer HIV testing to people under 15 or over 64 if they are at high risk for contracting HIV and that they offer HIV testing to all pregnant women. On November 19, the task force posted its recommended guidelines to its website for a four-week period of public comment. The task force conducted two reviews of the science done by independent groups of scientists: one focused on pregnant women and one focused on HIV screening for the population at large.

View Full Article

  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

See Also
Quiz: Are You at Risk for HIV?
10 Common Fears About HIV Transmission
More Articles on U.S. HIV Testing Policy

No comments have been made.

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:

Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining: