In April 2013, the Preventive Services Task Force of the United States recommended testing of persons aged between 15 and 65 years to determine whether they were carriers of the HIV virus, a recommendation which counters existing recommendations on testing only high-risk groups and pregnant women (British Medical Journal doi: 10.1136/bmj.f 5151). Now, this recommendation is a global goal of Public Health.

HIV testing for all? HIV testing not only for high-risk groups and pregnant women but for all persons as a response to the HIV pandemic said WHO recent recommendation

The 2016 WHO report, published 30/8/2017 said, “Response to the HIV pandemic consisted in supporting interventions to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, increasing access to HIV counseling and testing, optimizing access to care and ARV treatment for adults and infected children under the “Treatment for All” approach, strengthening stakeholder coordination as well as capacity building of national officials to implement priority interventions.”

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