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Health Watch: MN Health Care Providers Call For Universal HIV Screenings

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Minnesota's largest health care providers are rewriting the rules on who should get screened for HIV.

Instead of limiting testing to high-risk groups, the new rules call for everyone age 18 through 64 to get tested at least once, according to the Star Tribune.

Health Partners and Mayo Clinic have already begun testing a broader group of patients. Other clinic groups are expected to join in coming months.

According to the CDC, more than 1 million Americans are HIV-positive and an estimated 168,000 do not know that they are infected.

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