Jeffrey Lennox, MD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, said that under current recommendations, many doctors simply fail to offer HIV tests.
"In our practice, we see patients every week who are newly diagnosed with HIV - people who have seen many physicians in the past 10 years, and none of them had ever offered testing," Lennox said.
His comments are in response to an influential U.S. panel calling for routine HIV screening for all Americans age 15 to 65. The panel believes this change could help reduce stigma about getting tested for the STI that causes AIDS.
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