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New Report: HIV Counseling and Testing at CDC-Funded Sites, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2006-2007

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | Permalink

This report provides a summary of HIV CT data and is intended to be used by HIV program managers and policy makers, HIV CT service providers, evaluators, researchers, and others at the local, state, and national levels who are interested in the public health implications of HIV prevention program data.

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New Report: HIV Counseling and Testing at CDC-Funded Sites, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2006-2007

HIV Testing at CDC-Funded Sites, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2008-2009

Friday, July 29th, 2011 | Permalink

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is essential for improving the health of people living with HIV and reducing new HIV infections. HIV testing improves the health of people living with HIV by identifying undiagnosed HIV infection and linking persons with HIV to medical care, treatment, and prevention services. HIV testing also significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission among those who learn they are living with HIV.

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HIV Testing at CDC-Funded Sites, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2008-2009

MMWR: HIV Screening of Male Inmates During Prison Intake Medical Evaluation — Washington, 2006–2010

Friday, June 24th, 2011 | Permalink

Since 2006, CDC has recommended routine, opt-out human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening for patients in health-care settings with a prevalence of undiagnosed HIV infection of ≥0.1%. Before September 2007, the Washington State Department of Corrections (WADOC) only provided HIV testing to inmates on request. In September 2007, WADOC began routine HIV opt-in screening in which inmates were notified that HIV screening would be performed during the prison intake medical evaluation if they consented. In March 2010, WADOC switched to a routine opt-out HIV screening model in which inmates are notified that HIV screening will be performed unless they decline. To assess the proportion of inmates screened and the number of infections diagnosed during the use of the three HIV testing policies, WADOC reviewed HIV testing data for male inmates undergoing intake medical evaluation during January 2006–December 2010.

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MMWR: HIV Screening of Male Inmates During Prison Intake Medical Evaluation — Washington, 2006–2010