In 2014, CDC released a new algorithm for labortory tests used in HIV Testing. The algorithm includes recommendations for early identification of those with acute HIV infection through the use of HIV combination tests which can detect both HIV antigen as well as antibodies.
In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Revised Clinical Guidelines on Routine HIV Testing for all patients in clinical settings. These guidelines profoundly changes the standards for HIV testing in the United States.
In 2013, the US Preventive Services Task Force designated Routine HIV Testing with an “A” grade, providing for greater coverage of routine testing services by federal and state coverage programs.
Along with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the CDC, AAHIVM produced the Coding Guide for Routine HIV Testing, a complete resource on HIV testing coding and reimbursement. Download a printable version of the Guide or order hard copy brochures.
Download: Coding Guide for Routine HIV Testing
USPSTF HIV Testing Recommendations – JAMA 2019;321(23)2326-2336
HIV Testing in Emergency Departments – Health Research and Education Trust
Laboratory Testing Guidelines
HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Guidelines