Healthcare providers don't follow CDC HIV testing guidelines

Many healthcare organizations in Houston and the District of Columbia do not adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on HIV testing, which could interfere with early diagnosis, according to a survey published in PLOS ONE. "We surveyed facilities and found that many are still operating on their outdated policies and procedures when it comes to HIV testing," lead author Thomas Giordano, M.D., associate professor of medicine-infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, said in a statement. For example, according to the survey, less than 50 percent of surveyed organizations in Houston had a written HIV testing policy. Abstract