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Most Americans who voluntarily get tested for HIV go to a private doctor where they're less likely to get the necessary counseling that accompanies testing at public clinics, U.S. health officials say (Department Periodical Report, this issue, pages 24-25).
Of the 8.8 million Americans who have been voluntarily tested for HIV, 5.9 million went to private doctors or hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported October 8, 1992. But people who get tested at public health departments or AIDS clinics get more counseling about HIV infection, the CDC said.
The figures were extrapolated from the just-released results of a 1990 …