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Prevention/Epidemiology

Task Force Calls for Routine HIV Testing for All Adults

April 30, 2013

An influential U.S. panel is calling for HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk, a change that may help lift some of the stigma associated with HIV testing. The new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed panel of doctors and scientists, now align with longstanding recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing of all adults aged 15 to 65, regardless of their risk (Reuters; Steenhuysen, 4/29).

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Comment by: Tom (San Francisco, CA) Wed., May. 1, 2013 at 10:19 am EDT
well, that's one way to get aroun the fact that we've allowed stigma to be so entrenched and malignant that people now willfully avoid the test...
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