WPR News
9:07 am
Fri December 1, 2006

AIDS Leaders Pleased with New Guidelines

Laramie, WY – Wyoming Aids Education leaders are generally pleased with new guidelines from the centers for disease control concerning HIV/Aids testing. The guidelines basically suggest that testing should be done at the same time people get other health tests, such as cholesterol and other blood work. The theory is that it will make it easier for more people to be tested. Rob Johnston is the state HIV prevention coordinator and he thinks the guidelines will work. But he says some privacy considerations may still need to be worked out. Another AIDS educator, Anna Kinder, says she has seen first hand how well such a proposal can work. She believes more testing by medical providers will allow health officials to get a much better handle on how many people have HIV and Aids in the state.