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Which men should be screened for HIV?

New screening guidelines actually recommend that all people between 13 and 64 be screened at least once for HIV. Beyond that one time there are more specific indications to test certain individuals who have higher risk of HIV. Specifically for men, this includes any history of unprotected sex, men who have had sex with men after 1975, past or present injection drug use, exchange of sex for money or drugs, current STD diagnoses, and history of blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985.

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