Only 1 in 5 sexually active U.S. teens HIV-tested

July 18, 2014 1:00 PM

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Only 1 in 5 sexually active U.S. teens HIV-tested

Young people account for the largest portion of new HIV infections, but only 22% of sexually active high schools students have ever been tested for HIV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Those between 13 and 24 accounted for about 26% of all new HIV infections in 2010, and almost 60% of youths with HIV in the U.S. don't know they are infected. The new analysis, in the biennial National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, looks at high school students from 1991 to 2013, but found that the nu...

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