December 1, 2007

Acute Infection Tool Now Available

Missing the signs of acute HIV infection means missing a major prevention opportunity. HIVMA has put together a free poster and fact sheet to help primary care clinicians identify and respond to this earliest and highly infectious stage of the disease.

The poster lists common symptoms of acute infection and stratifies some high-, medium-, and low-risk behaviors. It also recommends some questions to ask patients to identify their potential exposure to HIV. The fact sheet gives clinical recommendations, including what tests to perform and how to interpret results. It also gives advice on counseling the patient in case of positive or negative test results.

If you would like copies to share with students or colleagues that provide primary care, please contact HIVMA’s Rhonda Harrison at or (703) 299-1215.

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