Advisory panel moves to make HIV testing routine

A nurse arranges test tubes containing blood taken during a free HIV test, at an HIV/AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS Day in San SalvadorCHICAGO (Reuters) – An influential U.S. panel has called for routine HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, a change that could help reduce some of the stigma about getting tested for the sexually transmitted infection that causes AIDS. The draft recommendations, released on Monday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government-backed group of doctors and scientists, also called for routine HIV testing for all pregnant women. …



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