Friday, September 22, 2006

Public Health: HIV tests for everyone?

The USCDCP has announced plans to encourage widespread HIV testing, just like we have widespread cholesterol screening and pap smears. I think this is a great plan. It will help to identify those who are infected and don't know it while also working to remove some of the stigma associated with getting tested for fear of getting a positive result. They key is to identify those who need treatment and get them on a cocktail before they can unknowingly infect some one else.

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