HIV Screening And Access To Care: Exploring Barriers
Institute of Medicine: HIV Screening And Access To Care: Exploring Barriers This report by an IOM committee includes a summary of a recent workshop exploring "the extent to which federal, state, and private health insurance policies prevent more widespread HIV testing." More than 200,000 people in the United States are infected with with HIV/AIDS and do not know it, "making them more likely than those who know they are infected to spread HIV to others. They also cannot benefit from available treatment, lowering their chances for survival. Expanded HIV testing may help diagnose those who do not know they are living with HIV." The report "identifies several barriers to HIV testing and encourages the development of more programs and policies that promote clinician education and training related to HIV testing and reducing HIV stigma and discrimination" (9/16).