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Program seeks to increase HIV tests with networking

TAIPEI--Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) launched a program yesterday to increase voluntary screening for HIV infection through interpersonal networking as part of efforts to curb AIDS and HIV transmission.

The first part of the program is to recruit people with leadership skills and those who identify with the importance of HIV testing to help introduce the measure to their friends and people around them.

These group leaders will be given numbers so that their names are secret, and will receive points for each person who completes free and anonymous testing upon giving the number of the leader who introduced them, either directly or indirectly, the CDC said. The top 15 people with the most points can receive prizes such as digital cameras and smartphones, the CDC added.

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