Commentary & Opinion
Routine Testing "Imperative" in Fighting HIV/AIDS Epidemic in U.S., Editorial Says
April 20, 2009
"The AIDS epidemic is spreading faster than previously thought, even as the American public's concern about it declines," a New York Times editorial says, adding, "That dangerous disconnect underscores the urgency of a new campaign announced by the Obama administration to combat complacency about the disease and its potential to strike the unwary." According to the editorial, complacency regarding HIV/AIDS in the U.S. "may reflect a belief that AIDS is primarily a problem in Africa, or a feeling that AIDS has become treatable, so why worry about infection."
HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians
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