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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately one in five people (18.1%) who are infected with HIV are unaware that they are infected. In addition, almost half of the cases of new infection are transmitted by individuals who do not know that they are transmitting the virus. HIV testing is essential for all sexually active individuals. However, regular HIV and STD testing is especially important if you belong to a high risk group. Testing improves the health of people living with HIV and helping to prevent new infections
Call the clinic at 319.892.6093 to schedule an appointment.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires new private health insurance plans to fully cover the costs of all preventive health services that have rating 'A' or 'B' from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). This means patients pay no deductibles or copayments or otherwise share costs or these services.
In addition to the groups listed above, HIV testing should be routinely conducted for persons who test positive for other sexually transmitted diseases, have a history of injection drug use; male and females who trade sex for drugs, money, or favors; sexual partners of HIV-infected persons, or among individuals with sexual partners who meet any of the risk groups.
|Page last reviewed: November 15, 2018||Page last updated: November 15, 2018|