USPSTF's Recommendations for HIV Screening Catch Up with CDC's — Physician’s First Watch
USPSTF's Recommendations for HIV Screening Catch Up with CDC's
Updating recommendations that advocated HIV testing only for people at high risk, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now conforms with a 2006 CDC recommendation that everyone be screened.
Paul Sax, in his HIV and ID Observations blog, writes that unlike other screening tests, HIV testing "identifies a clinically silent, eventually deadly infection that is both treatable and can be spread to others." He speculates about the USPSTF's change of heart, and welcomes them, at last, to the club.