So often patients wait for the doctor to do things or, well the doctor had a lot of blood drawn, so they must have been checking everything. Unfortunately, although the recommendation is for all adults to get tested for HIV, not every doctor is doing that for every patient. So if you want to make sure you’ve been tested, ask for the test.
If you want to make sure that you’re getting tested for HIV, ask your provider for the test.
Dr. Flash goes over why you shouldn’t assume your doctor is testing you for HIV.
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all Americans ages 13-64 be tested for HIV as part of routine health care that does not mean testing is automatically done. Ask to be tested!
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