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 1.1 million people in the United States estimated to be living with HIV, approximately 15.8% 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.
Click here to order a free program resource kit
For questions about the HIV Screening. Standard Care. program, e-mail screenforHIV@cdc.gov.
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.
HIV Screening. Standard Care.™ New Medscape CME Program Available
The CDC Act Against AIDS HIV Screening. Standard Care. campaign now offers a 45-minute CME program, HIV in Primary Care: Routine Screening, Earlier Treatment. The program features four nationally recognized HIV providers in a roundtable discussion: Paul Sax, MD, Harvard Medical School; Joel Gallant, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, American College of Physicians; and Donna Sweet, MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine. The program is available at Medscape through November 27, 2013. Sign-in and account are required. Medscape registration is free.
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