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Promoting Routine HIV Testing For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

During the week leading up to National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Exit Disclaimer, we reinforce the Federal recommendations for routine HIV testing in healthcare settings. Here’s what the CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings say:

“In all health-care settings, screening for HIV infection should be performed routinely for all patients aged 13-64 years. Health-care providers should initiate screening unless prevalence of undiagnosed HIV infection in their patients has been documented to be < 0.1%. In the absence of existing data for HIV prevalence, health-care providers should initiate voluntary HIV screening until they establish that the diagnostic yield is < 1 per 1,000 patients screened, at which point such screening is no longer warranted.”

You can learn more about the rationale behind routine HIV testing from the CDC—and you can subscribe to CDC’s email updates on HIV testing to make sure you get the latest news!

Agency Responsible for Implementation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  1. charles says:

    AIDS is a serious killer of human species in the world and yet not discovered that how to treat it. Every one should go for its testing himself/herself. It is the responsibility of every one if you love your lovers and humanity.
    Charles
    by owner

  2. justin hess says:

    Those are some daunting statistics.
    What is the supposed reasoning on the african american statistics being so off the charts?

  3. AH MD says:

    The AIDS epidemic in Africa deals with sexuality. About African culture: They are having lots and lots of open sexual relations. Some people even think that having sex with a virgin can cure their HIV. So they keep having more and more sexual relationships.
    The only country in Africa to substantially reduce their AIDS epidemic was Uganda. The Chief officer’s wife spread the ABC message. She said Abstinence, Be faithful, (those being stressed as most important) and finally at the end of the list use a Condom.

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