New CDC HIV Screening Recommendations: An Expert Interview With Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH

October 02, 2006

Editor's Note:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommend that diagnostic HIV testing and opt-out HIV screening should be a part of routine clinical care in all healthcare settings, according to a report in the September 22 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Scott Williams, Medscape HIV/AIDS Editorial Director, spoke with Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, about this issue at the "Decade of HAART" meeting in San Francisco, which was sponsored by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. Dr. Walensky is a recognized authority on HIV epidemiology and HIV screening procedures. She is Associate Director of the Program in Epidemiology and Outcomes Research at Harvard Center for AIDS Research, and is an infectious diseases specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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