May 7, 2007
U.S. Teens Are Not Routinely Tested
Two-thirds of U.S. physicians only offer HIV tests to high-risk teens, despite guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that all teens be routinely tested. A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center also found that only about a third of health care providers surveyed were familiar with the new CDC guidelines, and only 10 percent had actually read them.
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