Online Education | Routine HIV Screening in Health Care Settings

Logo of NW AETC at University of Washington.Recommendations for routine HIV screening in health care settings were issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2006. This course presents the rational for routine HIV screening, current CDC screening recommendations, and strategies for implementing the recommendations in health care settings. Topics in the course include HIV epidemiology, the rationale for routine HIV screening, CDC HIV screening recommendations, potential barriers to screening, diagnostic tests for HIV and approaches to counseling and linking persons newly diagnosed with HIV to care. Teaching methods include viewing of topic-related modules (with audio) and interactive self-assessment questions.

Publish Date: July 25, 2012. 

Target Audience

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals across all settings

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you should be better able to:

  • Describe the CDC’s recommendations for routine HIV screening.

  • Discuss the rationale for routine HIV screening.

  • Describe barriers to routine HIV screening in health care settings.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
  • HIV Epidemiology and Definitions
  • Rationale for Routine Screening
  • CDC HIV Screening Recommendations
  • Potential Barriers
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Counseling and Linkage to Care


UWCNE Accreditation Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

David H. Spach, MD
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UW School of Medicine; Clinical Director, NWAETC

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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