Resources for Primary Care Providers
Free Tools for HIV Prevention
The HIV Screening. Standard Care. resource kit provides tools for implementing HIV screening in your practice with 18-64 year olds. An estimated 1 in7 people infected with HIV–more than 168,300 individuals –do not know they are infected with the virus. Studies have shown that learning one's HIV status results in substantial reductions in risk behavior. Testing is a critical component of prevention efforts because when people learn they are infected, they can take steps to protect their own health and prevent HIV transmission to others.
E-mail screenforHIV@cdc.gov to request a resource kit.
For materials on perinatal screening, visit CDC's One Test. Two Lives. page.
For materials to facilitate discussions about reducing risky transmission behaviors among your patients living with HIV, visit CDC's Prevention IS Care page.
Sexual History Tool - Developed by the National Medical Association, this 7 item questionnaire helps providers incorporate brief sexual health histories as part of the routine care of their patients.
CDC HIV Screening slide set - PDF, PPTX
This slide set was designed for primary care providers to help clinicians analyze the rationale for HIV screening recommendations, assess clinical benefits of routine HIV screening, formulate application and approaches for simplifying routine HIV screening in practice, and evaluate and select appropriate HIV tests.
Clinician Consultation Center Programs
Peer to Peer HIV Testing Advice - Provides expert consultation for healthcare providers on HIV testing-related questions. Log-in is required for this free service.
Warmline – National HIV Telephone Consultation Service
Offers health care providers HIV clinical information and case consultation: 1-800-933-3413