The New Invincibles: HIV Screening among Older Adults in the U.S

  title={The New Invincibles: HIV Screening among Older Adults in the U.S},
  author={Oluwatoyosi A. Adekeye and Harry J. Heiman and Onyekachi Sunny Onyeabor and Hyacinth I Hyacinth},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Thirteen percent of the U.S. population is ages 65 and older, a number projected to reach 20% by 2030. By 2015, 50% of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected individuals in the U.S. are expected to be ages 50 and older. Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend "opt-out" HIV screening for individuals ages 13-64. The purpose of this study was to assess the occurrence and barriers to HIV screening in older adults, and to evaluate the rationale for… CONTINUE READING
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