Friday, 12 October 2007

30 states still have no mandatory AIDS testing for citizens

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30 U.S. states still don't test patients for the virus that causes AIDS, even after health officials continue to want all Americans routinely tested for the virus. This according to a report released this week.

This tells us that the states in question probably do not have any intention on heeding newer guidelines from the CDC that were released last year. The CDC, probably a bit miffed, stated that six states has modified their testing to simplify HIV tests, while other states have pending change that would accomplish the same thing.

What do you think: do you want all teens and adults under age 65 to be tested for HIV when they visit doctor's offices, ERs and other health care facilities?

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