Sexually Active Teens are not Getting HIV-Tested

July 18, 2014 7:41 PM

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In order to prevent the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from spreading, people must first take preventive measures and get tested for the sexually transmitted infection (STI). In a new federal report, health officials discovered that not enough sexually active teenagers are getting tested.

According to the background information provided by the researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the young generation makes up the largest percentage of new HIV infections. In 2010, 26 percent of children aged 13 to 24 had developed HIV. Out of this group, roughly ...

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