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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

These are summaries of guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule is a practice tool that provides easy access to recommendations from the USPSTF in a simple, concise format. This clinical aid is routinely updated to make it as current a resource as possible. We hope this helps physicians bridge some of the knowledge gaps of USPSTF recommendations and apply them to their practice.

Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons who are at high risk of HIV acquisition.


Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for HIV Infection: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for HIV infection in adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk of infection should also be screened.


Oct 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children.


Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum persons who are at increased risk of perinatal depression to counseling interventions.


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.


Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment.


Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendations Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings in adults 18 years or older, including pregnant women, and providing persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol use.


May 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in women of reproductive age and provide or refer women who screen positive to ongoing support services.


Apr 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Syphilis In Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends early screening for syphilis infection in all pregnant women.


Apr 15, 2019 Issue
Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer or refer adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.


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