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More patients at public health clinics should be tested for HIV and then taught how to avoid getting or spreading it, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended.
"Previously our messages were pretty global - wear condoms, wear condoms," said Beth Dillon, a CDC public health adviser. "But people don't necessarily listen to global messages.
"They only take action if they perceive themselves at risk. ... Sometimes the self-perception of risk is not accurate."
The recommendation comes just two weeks after the CDC called for routine HIV testing for anyone between 15 and 54 who checks into a hospital for any reason. …