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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

An Interview With Bernard Branson, M.D.

    "I think that over the last 25 years, we've created a culture that says you have to basically do something socially undesirable in order to get HIV infection."
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    "The second thing that has happened in emergency departments is that at least half of the people who test positive in those programs don't have one of these traditional HIV risk factors. They basically are just -- I think the best term is 'biologically unlucky.'"
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    "One of the things that we have to communicate is that gay men need to get tested _more often._ Even though a lot of them had been tested, if you're having a lot of different sexual partners, the likelihood of encountering someone who's infected is high and so you need to find out more frequently whether or not you have become infected with HIV."
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    "I'm pleasantly surprised at how many places have begun to adopt these new HIV testing recommendations."
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    "I think that the other thing that is likely to happen at some point in time is that a person who _didn't_ get diagnosed is going to sue somebody for _failing_ to diagnose them. I think that's another thing that drives medical practice in this country: litigation more than legislation or recommendations."
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    Bonnie Goldman