HIV Screening for Men Who Have Sex with Men
Guidelines on HIV screening for men who have sex with men by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC concludes that the evidence, programmatic experience, and expert opinions are insufficient to warrant changing the current recommendation of annual screening for men who have sex with men (MSM) to more frequent screening (every 3 or 6 mo).
Providers in clinical settings should offer HIV screening at least annually to all sexually active MSM.
Clinicians can also consider the potential benefits of more frequent HIV screening (eg, every 3 or 6 mo) for some asymptomatic sexually active MSM based on their individual risk factors, local HIV epidemiology, and local policies.
For MSM who are prescribed preexposure prophylaxis, HIV testing every 3 mo and immediate testing whenever signs and symptoms of acute HIV infection are reported is indicated.
MSM who experience a specific high-risk sexual exposure or have symptoms of recent HIV infection should seek immediate HIV testing, and clinicians should be alert for the symptoms of acute HIV infection and provide appropriate diagnostic testing.
For further reading, see HIV Testing Overview
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Cite this: John Anello, Brian Feinberg, John Heinegg, et. al. New Clinical Practice Guidelines, September 2017 - Medscape - Sep 15, 2017.