There was an interesting story in the news last week about a recommendation to provide AIDS testing to most Americans between the ages of 15 and 64.
More info from USA Today:
The draft recommendation, issued Monday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is far broader than its last recommendation in 2005, which called for screening only those at high risk.
“We really need to find the people who are infected and get them on therapy,” says John Bartlett, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore who wasn’t involved in the new guidelines. “It will make their lives better. And once they’re on treatment, they’re no longer spreading the virus.”
OHSU’s Dr. Roger Chou led the review team that made the recommendation. Today he appeared on the OPB show Think Out Loud to talk about the recommendation. You can listen to the segment here.