Routine HIV Screening Resources

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Committee Opinions

Human Immunodeficiency Virus
(#389, 12/07) includes ethical guidance on screening strategies for HIV, including opt-out testing and patient rights of refusal.

Routine Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening
(#411, 8/08, Reaffirmed 2010) includes further information on strategies for routine screening of adult women.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Women of Color (#536, 9/12) includes updated information on screening and interventions, particularly for women of color.

Other Resources

Practice Bulletin #117 (12/10) Gynecologic Care for Women With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: This guidance was developed to educate clinicians about routine HIV screening practices as well as basic women's health screening and care, family planning, and preconception care for women with HIV infection.

Physician Script on Routine HIV Screening: This laminated script card provides sample dialogue to assist physicians when notifying nonpregnant patients about routine HIV screening.


Kelly Thomas