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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
August 27, 2014

Electronic Health Record Assists in Routine HIV Screening

JAMA. 2014;312(8):781. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9985

Updated programs at health facilities in New York City and New Orleans have used electronic health records to improve their routine HIV screening rates.

Since 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that health professionals routinely screen all patients aged 13 to 64 years unless the prevalence of undiagnosed HIV infection among their patients is documented to be less than 0.1%. However, many clinical settings still haven’t adopted routine screening.

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