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HIVMA issues recommendations on HIV tests, procedures

HIVMA issues recommendations on HIV tests, procedures
February 13, 2016

The HIV Medicine Association issued recommendations for HIV tests and procedures that are frequently conducted, yet not always necessary, according to a press release.

The recommendations are part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to develop patient-friendly resource materials and encourages conversations between patients and medical providers about avoiding unnecessary care.

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