Many doctors not testing teens for HIV as recommended

Chicago Tribune, June 28, 2010

It's supposed to be this simple: A teenager goes in for an annual physical, and at some point the doctor says: " HIV testing is a routine part of the exam. Would you rather not be tested?" But almost four years after federal officials urged that routine HIV testing begin at age 13, unless the patient declines, experts say many healthcare providers who treat teenagers have not adopted the recommendations.


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