Screening for AIDS
Screening GuidelinesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who are being evaluated or treated for a sexually transmitted disease (STD) get screened for HIV , even if they do not have other risk factors for the virus. All pregnant women, and people who work in healthcare settings and correctional facilities should be screened for the virus.Men who have sex with other men should also be tested annually for HIV and other STDs.If you have risk factors for contracting HIV, such as using IV drugs or having multiple sex partners, talk to your doctor about screening.The CDC also recommends that HIV screening should be offered to all patients.
A guide to primary care of people with HIV/AIDS. National Institute of Health and Human Services website. Available at: http://hab.hrsa.gov/deliverhivaidscare/files/primary2004ed.pdf. Accessed May 15, 2013.
HIV/AIDS. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease website. Available at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Pages/whatAreHIVAIDS.aspx. Accessed May 15, 2013.
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