US panel recommends HIV screening for everyone aged 15 to 64 years

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 03 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2874
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Everyone aged 15 to 64 years should be screened for HIV infection, according to new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).1

Younger adolescents and older adults who have risk factors for HIV infection should also be screened, the task force said, as should all pregnant women, including those who present in labor and have not been tested and whose HIV status is unknown.

“The overall benefits of screening for HIV infection in adolescents, adults, and pregnant women are substantial,” the task force said.

USPSTF consists of independent experts in prevention …

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