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Routine Testing for the AIDS Virus
The Times endorses a federal recommendation that H.I.V. testing should become an integral part of routine doctor's visits for the vast majority of Americans.
Federal health officials took the right step last week when they recommended that all teenagers and all adults up to the age of 64 be tested for H.I.V. infection when they receive routine medical care. This welcome effort to remove barriers in the way of widespread testing offers the best hope to reduce the stubborn persistence of H.I.V. infections in the American population.
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