Saturday, January 06, 2007

MD urges universal testing for HIV

From the Toronto Star:
Making HIV testing a routine part of any doctor's visit is at the heart of a debate in Canada's medical community, which is desperate to reduce the number of people who are infected with the virus but don't know it.

With "universal testing" patients would have to opt out of being screened for HIV during a physical or regular blood work. Taking a detailed sexual history, doing a risk assessment and conducting pre and post-test counselling would no longer be mandatory. a href="" target="_blank">...more

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