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HIV Testing

HIV Testing in VA

  • VA recommends that all Veterans be tested for HIV infection at least once, regardless of risk factors for HIV infection, and that they be tested repeatedly if there is an ongoing risk of HIV infection.
  • VA no longer requires informed consent to be documented in the medical record. VA does not require that patients be given either scripted pre-test and post-test counseling or written educational material on HIV. More information, including FAQs.

Guidelines

Handouts

Educational Videos

  • One Step Ahead
    Veterans and VA providers explain why it's important to make HIV testing part of routine medical care.
  • Live HIV+
    Veterans with HIV share their stories and offer helpful steps to take after getting a positive diagnosis.

Journal Articles

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