Making HIV tests as common as cholesterol checks: Guideline pushes routine screens for most

  • Article by: LAURAN NEERGAARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 20, 2012 - 2:05 AM
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ruphinaNov. 20, 12 5:28 PM

Of the about 200 or so million people in the 15-64 group, no more than 20 million are high risk, maybe another 40 miilion at elevated risk, maybe another 40 million at very slight risk, and at least 80 million at no risk. That is, until the activists like the nut cases at colleges around the country that refuse to allow blood donations on campus unless the blood bank refuses to test for HIV. Suddenly, the long-term goal of making everyone vulnerable to AIDS is a reality. Pure unaldulterated folly. This porposal just burns about $2 billion, while adding a huge workload to already over worked labs. How many false positives in 200 million tests? You can bet that a false positive on your record will cause problems throughout the rest of your life whenever you change jobs, health insurance, try to get life insurance, or get a mortgage. There is no chance that a false positive will not get attached to your cyber-identity in this day and age of cyber-mining and data hacking. Bill G.

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nonau55Nov. 20, 12 9:00 PM

ruphina I completely agree with your comment. This will be a real $ maker for big pharma and insurance.

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