Screening for AIDS
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
The purpose of screening is to find and treat diseases early. They are given to people who may be at high risk, but who don’t have problems.
Those who are getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) should also get tested for HIV.
Others who should be tested:
All people should be tested if they want to.
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board David L. Horn, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 12/9/2020
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