Tip Sheets & Guides December 5, 2018

Opt-Out HIV Testing: Gateway to Treatment & Prevention

Opt-out HIV testing is an important step in knowing patient HIV status and administering the appropriate care. This brief discusses the benefits of testing, recommended guidelines for providers, and suggestions for implementation.

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Testing for HIV is a critical step in determining appropriate patient care, but many providers do not have a standard procedure in place to test patients. This brief covers not only the basics of HIV testing but also recommended guidelines for implementing opt-out testing at a health center, as well as important considerations and recommendations for health care staff.

PCDC created this brief in partnership with Cicatelli Associates, Inc. and Denver Prevention Training Center.

The full brief is available for download via the link above.

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