September 21, 2006
CDC Testing Turnaround: Roll Up Your Sleeve!
September 21, 2006—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued new HIV testing guidelines today recommending that all Americans 13-64 are routinely tested for HIV as part of their general health care. Previously, the CDC only recommended tests for those perceived to be at high risk, such as gay men and injection drug users. Also, the CDC no longer requires written consent, as long as patients are well informed and can opt out of the test.
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