HIV Testing and Diagnosis

  • Author: Peter Leone, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 1/9/18 (What's New)


  • Several barriers to implementation of CDC recommended routine “opt-out” HIV testing (Management Guidelines),[Branson 2006] including:
    • State and local agency laws and policies that either conflict with or impede the CDC’s recommendations
    • Concern and misinformation about absence of mandated pretest and posttest counseling for primary HIV prevention

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