Doctors: More teens should gets HIV tests

October 31, 2011 1:48:44 PM PDT
Doctors are now changing their recommendation for who should receive regular HIV testing.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging all teens, ages 16-18, to get regular, routine tests. Specifically, if they live in an area where more than one in 1,000 people has the sexually transmitted infection.

Previous guidelines recommended testing only for teens who admitted to being sexually active.


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