Dispelling Myths About CDC's New Recommendations Regarding HIV Testing, Informed Consent and Pre-test Counseling

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From "Increasing Access to Voluntary HIV Testing"
Backgrounder

Date

Date: 
03/08/2007

Excerpt:

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September 2006 issued new recommendations for expanded testing of people for HIV. We support the CDC's goal of increasing the numbers of people living with undiagnosed HIV who get tested, so that they will learn their status and get into care earlier. Increasing access to HIV testing and care will serve well both the public health and the individuals who are infected. Ensuring that those who are tested get into care is vital not only for the individual, but to protect the public health."