The CDC HIV Screening. Standard Care.TM Resource Center offers clinicians and nurses free educational opportunities to help incorporate routine screening for HIV into their practice. Additionally, scientific literature is provided to learn about evidenced-based approaches to HIV screening. Free materials are also available for healthcare providers to help promote patient acceptance of the HIV test during office visits.

Featured CME


Serostatus Matters 

Serostatus Matters is a video-based educational program designed to help healthcare providers incorporate routine HIV screening into clinical practice.

The four learning modules included in this program address the following topics:

  • The importance of routine HIV screening
  • Practical considerations for HIV screening implementation in the primary care clinician’s practice
  • Communicating test results with patients
  • Counseling the HIV-infected patient

These topics are modeled through a series of physician-patient vignettes with patients of different ethnicity and sexual preference. The vignettes portray three office visits and follow-up appointments for patients with different HIV test results: HIV positive, indeterminate, and HIV negative with a high risk for infection.

The modules feature these esteemed faculty members:

  • Donna Sweet, MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita
  • Celia Maxwell, MD, FACP, Howard University Hospital, Women’s Health Institute
  • Joseph McGowan, MD, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Philip Peters, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention  

This activity is jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education, RTI International, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This activity has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.TM

Nursing contact hour will be awarded. 

Release date: March 22, 2016     Credit Expiration date: March 21, 2017

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Free Access Article Collection

  • Test and treat in HIV: success could depend on rapid detection

    Cohen T, Corbett EL. Lancet. 2011;378(9787):204-206

  • HIV Screening in the Health Care Setting: Status, Barriers, and Potential Solutions.

    Rizza SA, MacGown RJ, Purcell DW, et al. Mayo Clinic Proc. 2012;87:915-924