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Aug 15, 2009 Issue
ACP Releases Guidance Statement on Screening for HIV [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Physicians (ACP) guideline presents the evidence on screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adults and adolescents older than 13 years. This guidance statement was developed from an evaluation of guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and...
Abstinence-plus is sex education that includes information on abstinence, condom use, and contraception. Compared with a variety of controls—including usual care, no intervention, or other programs—there is no evidence of increased rates of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection (STI). Based on...
Aug 1, 2007 Issue
Antiretroviral Prophylaxis for Occupational Exposure to HIV [Cochrane for Clinicians]
The literature shows that acarbose can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in patients with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. However, it is unclear whether the drug stops or delays the development of the disease or masks the diagnosis. There is no evidence that acarbose use red...
The epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues, and the infection is converting into a treatable chronic disease; therefore, it is increasingly important for family physicians to be current with and comfortable in providing basic care to patients infected with HIV. Important aspects of...
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.
The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) has issued updated guidelines for prophylaxis of health care professionals with occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Sep 1, 2005 Issue
HIV Prevalence and Testing Trends in Men Who Have Sex with Men [Practice Guidelines]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data on trends for human immunodeficiencognizedy virus (HIV) testing among men who have sex with men.
Two valuable questions are raised by this clinical dilemma in primary care. The first is whether it is appropriate to perform tests at a patient’s request without clear indications. The second is whether billing the insurance carrier for these tests is proper.
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.