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Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infection

2006 US CDC Recommendations: Adults and Adolescents

Slide 19

October 2009

Counseling for testing is not required. It should be just be part of general medical care in every patient encounter in the health care setting. The CDC also recommended that state and local regulations requiring informed consent be reviewed and revised to lower the barrier and obstacles for routine voluntary screening. The CDC recommendation also has provision that such routine screening tests can be pulled back if there is low prevalence of HIV infection, such as <0.1 %, so that continuous screening may not be cost effective in these populations.

Adults and Adolescents


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