Screening for HIV: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Ann Intern Med.:  April 30, 2013

Description: Update of the 2005 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on screening for HIV.

Methods: The USPSTF reviewed new evidence on the effectiveness of treatments in HIV-infected persons with CD4 counts greater than 0.200 × 109 cells/L; effects of screening, counseling, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) use on risky behaviors and HIV transmission risk; and long-term cardiovascular harms of ART.

Population: These recommendations apply to adolescents, adults, and pregnant women. Read more