Study calls for better screening for HIV

Says every American should be screened at least once

U.S. researchers say that expanding screening for the AIDS virus could prevent more than 80,000 infections over the next 20 years, if all Americans were screened at least once, and those at highest risk were screened once a year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends testing everyone at least once for HIV, which causes AIDS, but little or no funding has gone towards this, Reuters reports. According to projections from researchers at Yale and Stanford Universities, approximately 1.23 million new HIV infections occur over 20 years, and 74 per cent of them are among high-risk people.


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