USPSTF A and B Recommendations

Topic Description Grade Release Date of Current Recommendation
Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Behavioral Counseling: adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cvd risk factors The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for CVD prevention. B September 2014
Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: Screening: pregnant women The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit A July 2019 *
Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Screening, 2014: persons at high risk for infection The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in persons at high risk for infection. B September 2014
Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Screening: adults aged 18 to 79 years The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults aged 18 to 79 years. B March 2020 *
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening: 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. A June 2019 *
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening: 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. A June 2019 *
High Blood Pressure in Adults: Screening: adults aged 18 years or older The USPSTF recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 years or older. The USPSTF recommends obtaining measurements outside of the clinical setting for diagnostic confirmation before starting treatment (see the Clinical Considerations section). A October 2015 *
Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: Screening: women of reproductive age The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in women of reproductive age and provide or refer women who screen positive to ongoing support services. See the Clinical Considerations section for more information on effective ongoing support services for IPV and for information on IPV in men. B October 2018 *
Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Screening: asymptomatic adults at increased risk for infection The USPSTF recommends screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations at increased risk. B September 2016 *
Low-Dose Aspirin Use for the Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality From Preeclampsia: Preventive Medication : pregnant women who are at high risk for preeclampsia The USPSTF recommends the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg/d) as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation in women who are at high risk for preeclampsia. B September 2014
Lung Cancer: Screening: adults aged 55-80, with a history of smoking The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Screening should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery. B September 2014
Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening: children and adolescents 6 years and older The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status. B June 2017 *
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Preventive Medication: newborns The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. A January 2019 *
Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Screening: women 65 years and older The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women 65 years and older. B June 2018 *
Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Screening: postmenopausal women younger than 65 years at increased risk of osteoporosis The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women younger than 65 years who are at increased risk of osteoporosis, as determined by a formal clinical risk assessment tool. See the Clinical Considerations section for information on risk assessment. B June 2018 *
Perinatal Depression: Preventive Interventions: pregnant and postpartum persons The USPSTF recommends that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum persons who are at increased risk of perinatal depression to counseling interventions. B February 2019
Phenylketonuria in Newborns: Screening: newborns The USPSTF recommends screening for phenylketonuira (PKU) in newborns. A March 2008
Preeclampsia: Screening: pregnant woman The USPSTF recommends screening for preeclampsia in pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy. B April 2017 *
Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Preexposure Prophylaxis: persons at high risk of hiv acquisition The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons who are at high risk of HIV acquisition. A June 2019
Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions: school-aged children and adolescents The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use among school-aged children and adolescents. See the Clinical Considerations for more information on effective interventions. B August 2013
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The Department of Health and Human Services, under the standards set out in revised Section 2713(a)(5) of the Public Health Service Act and Section 9(h)(v)(229) of the 2015 Consolidated Appropriations Act, utilizes the 2002 recommendation on breast cancer screening of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. To see the USPSTF 2016 recommendation on breast cancer screening, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/breast-cancer-screening1.

*Previous recommendation was an “A” or “B.”