PRIMARY HIV CARE

The Medical Care Criteria Committee (MCCC) produces the HIV Care guidelines

The MCCC of the NYSDOH AI Clinical Guidelines Program advocates COVID-19 vaccination for people with HIV, regardless of CD4 cell count or viral load, given the apparent safety of the available vaccines and the increased risk, in some reports, of more severe COVID-19 disease in people with HIV. Go to Statement | Download PDF

    The purpose of this guidance is to inform NYS clinicians who provide primary care to adolescents about existing regulations that allow minors (<18 years old) to consent for and receive confidential HIV and STI screening and treatment and biomedical HIV prevention in the form of pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP or PEP). Go to guidance | Download PDF

      For guidance on healthcare for transgender and non-binary individuals, please consult the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care Version 7 and/or the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Center of Excellence for Transgender Health Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People.

        Oral health care is a critical component of comprehensive HIV medical management. Development of oral pathology is frequently associated with an underlying progression of HIV-disease status. A thorough soft-tissue examination may reveal pathology associated with dysphagia or odynophagia. Dental problems can result in or exacerbate nutritional problems. In addition, psychosocial and quality-of-life issues frequently are associated with the condition of the oral cavity and the dentition. See recommendations