Health panel issues new recommendations for HIV screenings

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367361132&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4038322&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367361132 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A federal health panel has issued new recommendations for HIV screenings. The panel says most teens and adults should get tested.

The U. S. Preventative Services Task Forces says everyone ages 15 to 65 should get a one-time screening for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The Task Force recommends women get tested during each pregnancy.

It also recommends people in risk groups for HIV get screened once a year, at the least.

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