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Task force recommends universal HIV screening

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is joining organizations like the CDC in recommending universal HIV screening for all teens and adults.

The recommendations call for all patients age 15 to 65 to be screened for HIV at routine health visits. They say all pregnant women should also be tested.

Since their last HIV screening update in 2005, new data has found that by primarily targeting people considered "high risk" for the disease, they were missing a substantial number of new cases.

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is a independent group of experts that makes recommendations on screening procedures like mammograms and PSA tests.

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