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Metropolitan Methodist and University Hospitals to Expand Testing for HIV

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by Lauren Caruba

As San Antonio continues to grapple with high rates of HIV, two area hospitals will expand screenings for the virus soon by testing some patients in emergency rooms.

On Nov. 1, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital will begin testing for HIV and hepatitis C in emergency room patients between the ages of 16 and 65 who are already undergoing blood work. The screening will be opt-out, meaning the tests will be conducted on those patients unless they decline.

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