CDC Releases HIV Self Testing Guidance in Response to COVID-19

Apr 29, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released HIV self-testing guidance. Recognizing there are more than 160,000 people with undiagnosed HIV in the United States. The COVID-19 epidemic has made it more difficult to access traditional places where testing is provided, such as clinic-based testing sites, community-based organizations, and healthcare settings. Yet, the benefits of knowing one’s HIV status continues, including improved health and prevention. CDC encourages people at risk for HIV infection to get tested in ways that are in compliance with stay-at-home orders and social distancing practices, including self-testing.

View the guidance.


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