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US Task Force recommends routine HIV screenings

Posted at: 04/30/2013 2:34 AM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 7:24 AM

The United States Preventative Services Task Force is taking another step in the hopes of stopping the spread of HIV.

The task force is now recommending HIV screening for teens and adults between the ages of 15 and 65 at routine checkups.

The task force also says all pregnant women should be tested.

Officials say old recommendations only targeting people considered "high risk" meant a substantial number of new cases went untreated.