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Missed HIV-Testing Opportunities Contribute to Concomitant AIDS Diagnoses


Background: >150,000 people with HIV in the United States are unaware that they are infected. Unaware individuals contribute to a significant number of new HIV infections each year. Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy after diagnosis can help reduce further HIV transmissions in the community. Routine clinical encounters are an opportunity for HIV screening. In fact, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a more...
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