Home > Infectious Disease > Why Every Person Should be Tested for HIV Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Feb 20, 2008 by Beckykuhn, Views: 4149 Becky Kuhn, MD explains why everyone age 13-64 should be tested for HIV. In 2006 the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommended testing for all patients age 13-64. It was estimated that 1 in 4 positive individuals in the US do not know that htet have been infected with HIV. Therefore, they would not get treatment that could improve their health, and save their life. They may also transmit the virus to others without realizing it and fail to take proactive measures like safer sex.