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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Reviewed: 2006

Workgroups: HIV Workgroup

These recommendations for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) testing are for all public-and private-sector health care providers. They update previous recommendations for screening pregnant women and are meant to:

  • Increase HIV screening
  • Lead to earlier detection of HIV
  • Identify and counsel people who have HIV and don’t know it
  • Link people with HIV to clinical and prevention services 
  • Further reduce perinatal transmission of HIV 
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Branson, B.M., Handsfield, H.H., Lampe, M.A., Janssen, R.S., Taylor, A.W., Lyss, S.B., & Clark, J.E. Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings. (2006). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5514a1.htm