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Managing a Positive HIV Test Result

Lead author: Rona M. Vail, MD; with the Medical Care Criteria Committee; May 20, 2022 RECOMMENDATIONS ——— Abbreviations: Ag/Ab, antigen/antibody; APHL, Association of Public Health Laboratories; ART, antiretroviral therapy; CAB LA, long-acting injectable cabotegravir (brand name Apretude); CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CEI, Clinical Education Initiative; DRV/COBI, cobicistat-boosted darunavir (brand name Prezcobix); DTG, … Continue reading “Managing a Positive HIV Test Result”

PrEP for Individuals at Risk of Acquiring HIV

Lead author: Rona M. Vail, MD; with the Medical Care Criteria Committee; May 20, 2022 RECOMMENDATIONS ——— Abbreviations: ART, antiretroviral therapy; CrCl, creatinine clearance; nPEP, non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis; PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis; TAF/FTC, tenofovir alafenamide/emtricitabine (brand name Descovy); TDF/FTC; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (brand name Truvada). PrEP Candidates PrEP is part of a comprehensive HIV prevention plan … Continue reading “PrEP for Individuals at Risk of Acquiring HIV”

Diagnosis of HIV-2 Infection

Reviewed and updated: Benjamin W. Tsoi, MD, MPH, with the Medical Care Criteria Committee; May 19, 2022 RECOMMENDATION Box 4: HIV-2 Related Services Available Through the Wadsworth Center The following services are available through the Wadsworth Center (phone: 518-474-2163): Quantitative detection of HIV-2 RNA in plasma samples for baseline and subsequent monitoring of response to antiretroviral therapy … Continue reading “Diagnosis of HIV-2 Infection”

HIV Testing With the Standard 3-Step Algorithm

Reviewed and updated: Benjamin W. Tsoi, MD, MPH, with the Medical Care Criteria Committee; May 19, 2022 RECOMMENDATIONS ——— Abbreviations: Ab, antibody; Ag, antigen; ART, antiretroviral therapy; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CEI, Clinical Education Initiative; DHHS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; NAT, nucleic acid testing; … Continue reading “HIV Testing With the Standard 3-Step Algorithm”

Diagnosis of HIV-2

Lead author: Sanjiv S. Shah, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, with the Medical Care Criteria Committee; October 2021 RECOMMENDATIONS Before the HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab combination and HIV-1/HIV-2 Ab differentiation immunoassays for HIV testing became widely available, clinicians suspected chronic HIV-2 infection in certain clinical scenarios, such as a declining CD4 cell count in an HIV-1–seropositive, untreated individual with an … Continue reading “Diagnosis of HIV-2”

COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults With HIV

Lead author: Christine Kerr, MD; January 12, 2022 Writing group: Joseph P. McGowan, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Steven M. Fine, MD, PhD; Rona Vail, MD; Samuel T. Merrick, MD; Asa Radix, MD, MPH, PhD; Christopher J. Hoffmann, MD, MPH; Charles J. Gonzalez, MD Committee: Medical Care Criteria Committee RECOMMENDATIONS The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received full FDA approval for use … Continue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults With HIV”

Table 5: Primary Prevention for Adults With HIV

Lead authors: Mary Dyer, MD, and Christine Kerr, MD, with the  Medical Care Criteria Committee; February 2021 Download Table 5 PDF Table 5: Primary Prevention for Adults With HIV Type Recommended Guideline(s) Comments Tobacco smoking USPSTF: Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions (2015) USPSTF: Screen all adults for tobacco use. Recommend cessation. … Continue reading “Table 5: Primary Prevention for Adults With HIV”

Table 2: Psychosocial, Behavioral Health, Sexual Health, and Well-Being Assessment of Adults With HIV

Lead authors: Mary Dyer, MD, and Christine Kerr, MD, with the  Medical Care Criteria Committee; February 2021 Download Table 2 PDF Guide to the tables: Although the tables are comprehensive in scope, this committee supports a flexible approach in using this guide to elements that should be included in a comprehensive initial history and physical. All aspects of the patient … Continue reading “Table 2: Psychosocial, Behavioral Health, Sexual Health, and Well-Being Assessment of Adults With HIV”

Table 1: HIV, Medications, and General Medical Status and History for Adults With HIV

Lead authors: Mary Dyer, MD, and Christine Kerr, MD, with the  Medical Care Criteria Committee; February 2021 Download Table 1 PDF Guide to the tables: Although the tables are comprehensive in scope, this committee supports a flexible approach in using this guide to elements that should be included in a comprehensive initial history and physical. All aspects of the patient … Continue reading “Table 1: HIV, Medications, and General Medical Status and History for Adults With HIV”