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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening

Release Date: April 2013

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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.

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.


Related Information for Consumers

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There is no related information for health professionals.

Current as of: April 2013

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.

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