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New Guidelines Address Screening Prevention of HIV in Women

Recommendations Emphasize Role of Ob-Gyns in Preventive Care

Reflecting a growing emphasis on the importance of preventive care for women, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) today released two Committee Opinions on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in women: One lowering the recommended age for HIV screening and one addressing prevention of HIV transmission through use of prophylaxis. Because ob-gyns often provide primary and preventive care to their patients, they are ideally suited to play an important role in promoting HIV screening and prevention for women. Notably, the College released the new recommendations during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s STD Awareness Month.

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