The Role of HIV Providers in Secondary HIV Prevention

  • Author: W. David Hardy, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/16/18 (What's New)


  • CDC/HRSA/NIH guidelines recommend that all individuals living with HIV should be asked about signs or symptoms of STDs at initial presentation and subsequent clinic visits, with further investigation where appropriate (Management Guidelines)[CDC 2014]
  • Screening for STDs should be included in the baseline evaluation provided to all persons with HIV at initial presentation[CDC 2014]
    • Men and women should receive laboratory testing for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia

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