Walgreen to offer free HIV tests in CDC pilot

A sign for a Walgreens store is seen in Belle Glade, Florida(Reuters) – U.S. drugstore chain Walgreen Co will offer free, rapid HIV tests in a small number of its pharmacies as part of a two-year pilot program to make testing for the disease more convenient and accessible to all Americans. The pilot program is being conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which will use the information gleaned from the testing to develop a nationwide model for pharmacists and nurse practitioners to detect the virus that causes AIDS. Walgreen said on Tuesday it will initially offer the tests in some of its pharmacies in Washington, D.C. …



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