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Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk
Modern Healthcare

Doctors should offer a daily HIV prevention pill to healthy people who are at high risk of getting infected with the virus, an influential healthcare panel recommended Tuesday.

The new guidelines aim to help cut the nearly 40,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. each year.

Screening people for the HIV virus also is critical. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reiterated its long-standing advice that everyone ages 15 to 65 — and anyone who’s pregnant — should be regularly screened, a step to early, life-saving treatment.

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