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HIV screening among older adults fluctuating in recent years

September 1, 2015

Despite the CDC’s 2006 recommendation that most health care providers screen older patients for HIV, regardless of symptoms, a large proportion of older adults are not being tested, according to recently published data in Public Health Reports.

“Although the recommendations were associated with a reversal of the downward trend in HIV testing among older adults from 2003 to 2006, subsequent levels of HIV testing reached neither the higher levels observed before 2006 nor the universal levels for which the recommendations call,” Chandra L. Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS, Fielding School of Public Health at University of California at Los Angeles, and colleagues wrote.

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