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Clinician’s Corner

Transforming Health

A doctor and patient smiling at each other. Transforming Health.

Transforming Health aims to reach health care providers to help them deliver patient-centered HIV care to transgender people. Health care providers can find information on key topics such as how to make your practice welcoming for transgender patients. Additionally, there are resources for HIV prevention and testing, taking a sexual history, and risk reduction strategies. The Transforming Health: Patient-Centered HIV Prevention and Care website contains materials for health care providers, whole-care teams, social services providers, and transgender people with the goal of reducing new HIV infections while improving the health of transgender people with HIV. Although content focuses on transgender women, many of the tools and information can be used to deliver patient-centered care for all transgender patients.

Prescribe HIV Prevention

Prescribe HIV Prevention poster showing a doctor using a tablet.

CDC has adapted a comprehensive national PrEP and PEP toolkit to facilitate appropriate use of biomedical interventions by healthcare providers to prevent new HIV infections in patients at greatest risk.  Additionally, two CME programs related to PrEP have been developed in collaboration with Medscape, including the currently accredited Advancing PrEP in Practice: Practical Strategies for Everyday Challenges. The Prescribe HIV Prevention website contains PrEP and PEP FAQs, a guide for discussing sexual health, posters, patient brochures, and more.

New Branding and Resources for HIV Screening. Standard Care.TM

A diverse group of people standing against a red brick wall. “Routine HIV Screening. Every Patient. CDC recommends HIV screening for all patients 13-64”. HIV Screening. Standard Care.

The Act Against AIDS HIV Screening. Standard Care.™ (HSSC) campaign, designed to help primary care clinicians incorporate routine HIV screening into practice, has an updated design. The purpose of the campaign is the promotion of the CDC HIV testing recommendations with an emphasis on adult medicine.

New resources will be featured on the campaign website over the next few months. They include a new evidence-based guide for clinicians on HIV screening and linking patients to care, as well as new information for patients about the impact of a positive or negative HIV test and ways to remain HIV-negative.