Health Panel gets Strict to Fight HIV

Fight-HIV-Health-Panel

HIV is spreading at a very fast speed and so are the concerned health authorities preparing to slow this spread at any cost. One such step has been taken by a government health panel on Monday, which, for the very first time, is recommending human immunodeficiency virus testing for all Americans aged 15 to 65.

Following the fact that U. S. has approx 200,000 people infected with the virus that can cause AIDS, the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force has recently drafted the above recommendations with an aim to prevent the maximum number of lives from such risks.

Experts have estimated 1.1 million Americans to be suffering from HIV and about 50,000 new cases being reported annually.

The panel cleared in its recent statements upon the issue that running tests upon only those people, who are at high risks, hasn't seen much effect and so has the officials decided suggesting testing for all falling under the age group of 15-65 years.

The panel said in an article in Annals of Internal Medicine that was published on Monday to support the task force's recommendation that "Targeted screening misses a substantial proportion of infected persons because of undisclosed or unknown risk factors".


FrenchTribune Specials

Google Slides software gets a new feature --- ‘Slides Q&A’

In a Wednesday announcement, Google said that it is rolling out a new feature to its Google Slides software to enable presenters to field questions from their audiences as well as get feedback from them.

The new feature which -- with effect from Wednesday -- is being rolled out by Google to the users of iOS and Android versions of the...

Most Popular

Couch potatoes can’t give time excuses anymore

Couch potatoes can’t come up with any excuse now, as a...

FTC investigating Google’s possible abuse of Android dominance in smartphone mar

According to reports, the US Federal Trade Commission (...

Alphabet hires Rick Osterloh to head Google’s new hardware division

Tech giant Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. is...

FBI will likely not notify Apple about how it unlocked Syed Farook’s iPhone

On Monday, a federal law enforcement official said that...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: