The AIDS Institute Applauds Routine HIV Testing Recommendation
USPSTF Grade Change Will Increase Access to HIV Care and Decrease New Infections
April 30, 2013
Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finalized its recommendation yesterday in strong support of routine HIV testing for ALL adolescents and adults ages 15 through 65. Until now, the Task Force recommended testing only for people who are at risk for HIV and pregnant women.
"This marks a monumental shift in how HIV in the United States can be prevented, diagnosed and treated," commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute. He added, "It will also favorably impact the reimbursement of HIV testing across payers which removes one of the barriers to HIV testing."View Full Article
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