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More than half of U.S. adults have never received HIV screening

Key clinical point: The rate of HIV screening remains suboptimal in the United States, especially in rural areas with disproportionately high rates of the disease.

Major finding: The rate of adults who had ever received HIV screening was 38.9% in the entire United States, 46.9% in 50 local jurisdictions where the majority of new U.S. HIV cases occurred, and 35.5% in seven states with a disproportionately high HIV rate in rural populations.

Study details: An analysis of data collected in 2016-2017 from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Disclosures: The investigators reported no conflicts of interest.

Citation:

Pitasi MA et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019;68:561-7