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March 2016
PATIENT CARE AND SCIENCE
HIVMA Joins Leading Health and Healthcare Organizations in Choosing Wisely® Campaign
In early February, the HIV Medicine Association joined more than 70 medical specialty societies in partnering with the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign. HIVMA has identified five tests that physicians and patients should question as a basis for conversations between patients and their providers about evidence-based care. Developed through input from specialists in HIV care, and the most recent guidelines for HIV management, HIVMA’s Choosing Wisely List recommends:
 
  • Avoid Unnecessary CD4 Tests.
  • Don’t order complex lymphocyte panels when ordering CD4 counts.
  • Avoid quarterly viral load testing of patients who have durable viral suppression, unless clinically indicated.
  • Don’t routinely test for CMV IgG in HIV-infected patients who have a high likelihood of being infected with CMV.
  • Don’t routinely order testing for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency for patients who are not predisposed due to race/ethnicity.


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