OraSure Technologies, Inc. Applauds American Academy of Pediatrics Updated Recommendations for Routine HIV Screening for Adolescents
Published: Nov 02, 2011
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OraSure Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OSUR) today issued a statement in support of updated recommendations issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics ("AAP") on HIV screening for adolescents. These recommendations, which advocate regular, routine HIV screening for all adolescents 16 to 18 years of age in healthcare settings when the prevalence of HIV in the patient population is more than 0.1%, were included in a policy statement entitled "Adolescents and HIV Infection: The Pediatrician's Role in Promoting Routine Testing." The statement was issued yesterday by the AAP and published in PEDIATRICS, Volume 128, Number 5, November 2011.