Guidelines and Recommendations

You can access cross-continuum and section-specific guidelines and recommendation from various organizations below. A comprehensive collection of HIV clinical guidelines can be found at AIDSinfoexternal icon.

Screening, Testing, and Diagnosis

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings
These revised recommendations provide guidance for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health care settings.

Clinical Considerations for HIV Screening external icon
This summary offers US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and evidence for HIV screening.

Screening for HIV in Health Care Settings: A Guidance Statement from the American College of Physicians and HIV Medicine Associationexternal icon
This guidance statement presents the available evidence on screening for HIV in health care settings.

Prevention

Preventing New HIV Infections
The listed guidelines and related implementation resources provide guidance about prevention strategies and services that can prevent or diagnose new HIV infections and link individuals at risk to relevant prevention, medical, and social services.

Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2017 Update pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]
These guidelines provide comprehensive information for the use of daily oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection in adults.

Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2017 Update Clinical Providers’ Supplement pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]
The supplement to the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) PrEP Clinical Practice Guidelines is intended to provide additional information that may be useful to clinicians providing PrEP.

Updated Guidelines for Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV–United States, 2016 pdf icon[PDF – 1.2 MB]
These guidelines incorporate additional evidence regarding use of nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis (nPEP) from animal studies, human observational studies, and consideration of new antiretroviral medications that were approved since the 2005 guidelines, some of which have improved tolerability.

Treatment, Care, and Viral Suppression

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Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014
This report updates and expands recommendations on four topics covered by the 2003 recommendations.

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings
These revised recommendations provide guidance for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health care settings.

Evidence of HIV Treatment and Viral Suppression in Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV pdf icon[PDF – 160 KB]
This fact sheet presents evidence to support HIV treatment and viral suppression to prevent sexual transmission of HIV.

Managing Drug Interactions in the Treatment of HIV-Related Tuberculosis pdf icon
This document explores the drug-drug interaction between rifamycin antibiotics and four classes of antiretroviral drugs.

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents with HIVexternal icon
These guidelines provide an update to the 2016 antiretroviral therapy guidelines to incorporate additional guidance for HIV care guidelines.

Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosisexternal icon
These jointly sponsored guidelines offer guidance and recommendations for the treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis.