Opt-out consent appeared to be the best of the 3 approaches in terms of overall acceptance, even in patients who were most at-risk, supporting the use of this kind of consent even in settings that use targeted screening, according to an editorial.
26 Jan 2016
Routine screening has 2 main benefits: diagnosing HIV infection before patients become symptomatic and have lost the bulk of their immune system and preventing HIV transmission.
1 Sep 2016
All adolescents and adults age 15 to 65 should be screened for HIV infection, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said.
30 Apr 2013
A 35-year-old man undergoes follow-up evaluation for a positive HIV screening test obtained 3 days ago. He is ready to start treatment. HIV testing 1 year ago was negative. He takes no medications. The physical examination is normal. Following immunoassays, what is the most appropriate treatment?
12 Jul 2022
Antiretroviral therapy has made an impact in treating HIV, but preexposure prophylaxis has created a huge opportunity in preventing infection, with internists poised to play a role.
1 Mar 2020
Topics include screening for cervical cancer, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, HIV screening, contraception and contraceptive counseling, breastfeeding services and supplies, screening for interpersonal and domestic violence, well-woman preventive visits, and breast cancer screening for average-risk women.
13 Sep 2016
Republican congressional leaders are beginning the process of enacting legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in stages, using a process that has been called repeal, delay, and replace.
1 Feb 2017
The Grade A recommendation was based on a systematic review of the literature that looked at the benefits of PrEP with oral tenofovir disoproxil fumarate monotherapy or combined tenofovir disoproxil and emtricitabine.
18 Jun 2019
Behavioral economics explains why patients sacrifice their long-term health for short term rewards, and suggests ways that internists can easily convince them to change.
1 May 2008
MKSAP Quiz: daily cough without specific triggers
21 Dec 2010