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HIV Tests in drugstores?

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 In addition to blood pressure checks and flu shots -- your local drugstore may soon offer HIV tests.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into free rapid HIV tests at many pharmacies.

The test will involve a swab of the mouth and results are ready within 20 minutes.

The CDC says drugstores in 24 cities will offer the test -- while seven already have them.

It's estimated -- over one million Americans are infected with HIV -- nearly 20 percent them don't know they have the virus.