Doctors now recommending all Americans get an HIV test

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It used to be that doctors only recommended people at high-risk for HIV to get tested for the disease.

But a government health panel now says all Americans age 15 to 65 should get the test. It is a significant decision that means an HIV test could be as common as a cholesterol test.

Tammy Vigil explains more about these new recommendations in the video above.

The public has until Dec. 17 to comment on the guidelines online. The task force could adopt them early next year, and that is when insurance companies could become required to pay for the test.

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