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Government health panel calls for all Americans aged 15-65 to be tested for HIV - WHAT?!
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[quote:Laura Bow:MV8yMDU3NzkzXzM0NjMyNjYyX0REMjNENTZE] [quote:Anonymous Coward 27930315:MV8yMDU3NzkzXzM0NjMyNTkwX0I2RjMxNkQ3] Here is the draft of the recommendation (hopefully it will work properly): http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/draftrec.htm This panel recommends new screenings all the time. I would assume it is like most others; if you decline the test, you are not forced to do it. I know many people who are told they should have a colonoscopy beginning at age 50. They decline. Same with mammograms; etc. [/quote] I would hope it would be voluntary, but now that the government is involved in healthcare I wonder about their intentions and whether it would stay that way. [/quote]
All Americans aged 15 to 65 should be tested for HIV, a government health panel has recommended.
According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an estimated 200,000 people nationwide don't realise they are infected with the virus that can cause AIDS.
Officials said the new draft recommendation is aimed at preventing those people from infecting others or developing AIDS themselves.
If finalised, private insurers would have to pay for the test.
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