Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Adults and Adolescents Testing Algorithm

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Screening of asymptomatic individuals and early identification of active disease are critical. The preferred testing strategy involves a fourth generation screen with reflex, which follows the CDC-recommended algorithm for the laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection. All adults and adolescents between the ages of 13 and 64 years should be offered one-time screening. High-risk patients should be screened more frequently.

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