Everyone, adults, children or teenagers should undergo the HIV testing once a year. These individuals can contact the HIV virus in many ways, sexual contacts, blood transfusion, without knowing it. In the Journal of Women’s Health, Aletha, Akers et al. observed:
Until recently, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
And the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) considered
All adults aged 15-64 years residing in com...
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...V infections in the USA is due to the testing; but anyone examining the CDC data can see the decreasing of the HIV disease. Thus, there is a comfortable probability that the HIV/AIDS testing help to control the disease. It’s time to wake up then and get tested.
Akers, et al. “Factors Associated with Lack of Interest in HIV Testing in Older At-Risk Women”. Journal of Women’s Health. volume 16 No 6, 2006. 843
Behrman, Greg. The Invisible People: How the US Has Slept Through the Global AIDS Pandemic, the Greatest Humanitarian Catastrophe of Our Time, Free Press, New York, N.Y. 2006. 6, 113, 114
Epstein, Helen. The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight Against AIDS, 1st ed. Farrar, New York 2007. Xii, 38
Liebert, Mary Ann. Journal of Women’s Health. Volume16. No 6, 2007
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