Youth organizations may not ease access to HIV tests

A nurse tests a blood sample during a free HIV test at a blood tests party, part of a campaign to prevent HIV infection among male same-sex couples, in BangkokBy Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – Young people may be at risk for HIV infection, but very few get tested, partly because it can be difficult to access testing, researchers say. Community organizations may be important settings for youth to get tested, according to the authors of a new report. Marcell added that young men in racial/ethnic minorities, or who have sex with men, may be at great risk for HIV infection.

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