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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening

Release Date: June 2019

Recommendation Summary

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Adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years

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 of infection should also be screened.

Pregnant persons

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for HIV infection in all pregnant persons, including those who present in labor or at delivery whose HIV status is unknown. 


To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here (nonpregnant) and here (pregnant).

See the Clinical Considerations section for more information about assessment of risk, screening intervals, and rescreening in pregnancy.

Related Information for Health Professionals

There is no related information for health professionals.

Current as of: June 2019

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2019.

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