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Targeted HIV tests find new patients
Monterey Herald

A three-year effort to test for HIV in hospital emergency rooms, drug treatment centers, venereal disease clinics and other places with high-risk populations identified about 18,000 new infected people and enrolled three-quarters of them in treatment, federal officials said last week.

Although nationwide the campaign made only a small dent in the number of people who are infected but don’t know it — estimated to be as high as 240,000 — government officials nevertheless called it a success.