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Nurses want bigger role in medical care

Monday, April 8, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melissa Moody
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April 4, 2013 (The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource) According to the Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), only 32 percent of Kentucky adults ages 18 to 64 report that their medical provider has discussed HIV testing with them, despite CDC recommendations for routine HIV screening. The poll indicated that doctors are most likely to talk about HIV testing with "younger, lower-income, and African-American adults." Forty percent of African-American respondents stated that a medical provider had discussed HIV testing with them, compared to 30 percent of white respondents. Only 23 percent of adults ages 46 to 64 reported their medical providers had talked with them about HIV testing. KHIP results also indicated that 40 percent of Kentucky adults have never been tested for HIV.

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