TITLE

Does testing come at the expense of prevention?

PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Advocate;5/27/2003, Issue 890, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, HIV testing has been a critical way to encourage people at high risk to determine their status. But some AIDS activists fear a momentum for wide-spread testing could be coming at the expense of even more critical prevention measures. Citing an increase in new HIV infections, U.S. federal health officials have announced on April 17, 2003 that they would encourage far more comprehensive and routine screening of intravenous-drug users, pregnant women, and anyone who has engaged in unprotected sex. But advocates for people with AIDS said they fear that federal health officials, working with President George W. Bush administration, are pushing HIV testing at the expense of more effective prevention measures, including comprehensive sex education.
ACCESSION #
9816587

 

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