U.S. Panel Advises HIV Tests for Everyone Ages 15 to 64
WASHINGTON, D.C. (LATimes)-
Nearly everyone ages 15 to 64 should be screened for HIV even if they’re not at great risk for contracting the virus , according to new guidelines proposed by an influential panel of medical experts.
If the panel ultimately adopts those recommendations, Medicare and most private health insurers will be required to pay for the tests.
The draft guidelines were written by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group that operates under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services to advise the government and the nation’s physicians on the medical evidence for preventive health measures.