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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening

Release Date: April 2013

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations and Evidence

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Adolescents and Adults 15-65 Years Old

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for HIV infection in adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk should also be screened.

Go to the Clinical Considerations for more information about screening intervals.

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.
Pregnant Women

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for HIV, including those who present in labor who are untested and whose HIV status is unknown.

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

Related Information for Consumers

 
Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-infection-screening

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