Stigma, Fear Keep Many From Getting Tested For HIV

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Justin Goforth, director of the community health division, Whitman Walker Health Clinic
Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
Dr. Douglas Owens, member, U.S. Preventive Service Task Force

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention young people — ages 13 to 24 — accounted for more than a quarter of new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2010. More than half don't know that they're infected. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation that doctors include HIV testing as part of routine screening for all people aged 15 to 65.

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