PRIMARY HIV CARE

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

The CDC considers people with HIV to be at risk of severe mpox disease and recommends prioritization of those at risk for receipt of the JYNNEOS mpox vaccine. Vaccination is used to prevent mpox and as postexposure prophylaxis; it protects against disease when administered before exposure. If administered after exposure, the vaccine may prevent development or decrease the severity of mpox disease. Go to Guidelines Program Recommendations

    Adopting a patient-centered sexual health framework when implementing Clinical Guidelines Program recommendations and guidance for clinical care of people with HIV and other STIs can improve patients’ overall health and well-being, reduce stigma, empower patients, and increase their uptake of sexual health–related resources. The patient-centered, HIV status–neutral approach to sexual health encouraged here promotes disease prevention and harm reduction and recognizes that there is much more to sexual health than disease prevention and treatment.  

      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