AAP recommends HIV testing for some teens beginning at age 16

10/31/2011 | CNN/The Chart blog

All teens aged 16 to 18 years old should receive routine HIV testing if they live in areas with an HIV prevalence greater than 0.1% of the population, according to a position paper released today by the AAP. The group also recommends routine HIV testing in emergency departments and urgent care clinics located in high prevalence areas because many at-risk adolescents may lack access to a primary care provider.

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