Task force calls for routine HIV testing for all adults

An Ora Quick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody test kit is seen at the AIDS Service Center of New York City (ASC/NYC) lower Manhattan headquartersBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – 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. …



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