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Despite National HIV Testing Recommendations, Very Few Visits Result in HIV Testing


Background: Despite national recommendations for routinely HIV testing in persons between the ages of 13 to 64, only 38% of adults in a national survey reported having been HIV tested. Additionally, of the 1.2 million people infected with HIV in the U.S., 13% remain unaware they are infected since they have not been tested. Studies of patients from physicians' offices have found that 47% to 62% of patients will accept HIV testing if it is offered. Objective: To analyze data from th more...
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