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Title: Medicare Now Covers HIV Tests, Just in Time for STD Awareness Month
Post by: iana5252 on May 28, 2015, 02:04:59 pm
April is the annual STD Awareness Month, a campaign to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases and encourage everyone to ?Know the Facts and GYT: Get Yourself Tested.? It?s a joint effort from the Kaiser Family Foundation, MTV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others.

Coincidentally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this month that Medicare will now cover an annual HIV test for all people ages 15 to 65 regardless of their risk. Those who are younger or older but may be at increased risk may also get an HIV screening.

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