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Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Community, Weekly News | 0 comments

Young Men Not Getting Tested for HIV at Primary Care Appointments

Young Men Not Getting Tested for HIV at Primary Care Appointments

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has published findings that young men are not getting routinely tested for HIV at their primary care physician appointments.

“The new report, published by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that HIV testing was performed during just 1% of doctors’ appointments among men ages 15 to 39 from 2009 to 2012. Those numbers are low despite CDC recommendations since 2006 to routinely test all adults and adolescents for HIV. In practice, actual testing has been “suboptimal,” the CDC says.”

ARE offers free HIV testing by appointment. People can also access HIV testing through their primary care    providers upon request or through local health departments.

Read the whole story here: http://time.com/4379708/men-hiv-testing/

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