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HIV Screening. Standard Care.

  HIV Screening. Standard Care.  

The HIV Screening. Standard Care. program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives primary care providers new tools to help ensure all patients are tested for HIV at least once in their life. Of the more than 1.2 million people in the United States estimated to be living with HIV, approximately 14% are unaware of their HIV status.

Patients diagnosed through routine HIV screening are able to benefit from medical treatment, which has been proven to reduce morbidity and mortality, and to avoid unintentionally transmitting HIV to others. HIV Screening. Standard Care. offers a variety of resources for providers—as well as materials for their patients—to help encourage universal testing for HIV.

For questions about the HIV Screening. Standard Care. program, e-mail

The HIV Screening. Standard Care. program is part of CDC's Act Against AIDS communication campaign designed to help reduce HIV incidence in the United States.

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New Resource Center for HIV Care Providers Launched March 10, 2015

The HIV Screening. Standard Care.™ campaign launched a new resource center for HIV care providers, on March 10, 2015. The resource center, produced in partnership with the American Journal of Medicine, provides campaign materials, interactive video, and highlights continuing medical education (CME) opportunities for providers. The resource center also houses updated screening recommendations, hosts future CME events for providers, and features nationally recognized HIV providers. The new resource center is FREE to all providers.

HIV Screening. Standard Care in Healthcare Settings. New Medscape CME Program Available

The CDC Act Against AIDS HIV Screening. Standard Care.™ campaign now offers a 23-minute CME-certified program, HIV Screening. Standard Care in Healthcare Settings. The program features four nationally recognized HIV providers in an expert roundtable discussion. Drs. Valerie Stone, Harvard Medical School; Ronald Goldschmidt, University of California, San Francisco; Margaret Hoffman-Terry, Pennsylvania State University; and Jeffery T. Kirchner, Temple University School of Medicine. The program is available at Medscape until May 2015. Sign-in and account are required. Medscape registration is free. The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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