Patient Education Tip of the Month: World AIDS Day

Share the Patient Education Tip of the Month with your patients. December 1st is World AIDS Day.

ACOG and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone aged 13–64 years be tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at least once in their lifetime. HIV is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is especially important for pregnant women to be tested for HIV as part of their prenatal care. Getting treatment during pregnancy greatly reduces the risk of passing HIV to the baby and helps women lead longer and healthier lives.

To learn more about HIV testing, go to view ACOG’s patient FAQ on HIV.

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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