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CDC to call for routine AIDS testing for people aged 13-64

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7551.1169-a (Published 18 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1169
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Adolescents, adults, and pregnant women in the United States should be routinely tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, said experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at a news conference last week that marked the 25th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic.

    When finalized, the CDC's recommendations will be published in the next two months in the centre's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (www.cdc.gov/mmwr).

    HIV testing should become as routine as measuring blood pressure and cholesterol, CDC officials said. New, …

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