New Tools and Information for Health Care Providers from CDC about HIV Treatment, Care, and Prevention

Content From: HIV.govPublished: September 26, 20181 min read


Care is Prevention. Prevention is care.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched new tools and information for HIV care providers on its Prevention IS Care website, highlighting the latest science and guidance from CDC on HIV treatment and care and transmission prevention. This new content can help providers start the conversation with their patients about HIV treatment, care, and transmission prevention strategies. Free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available.

HIV care providers can access:

  • A new HIV treatment and care webpage, featuring information to help you implement HIV prevention and care recommendations, including sample questions to get the conversation started with patients, evidence-based approaches for retention in care, and how to build trust with patients.
  • A new transmission prevention webpage, highlighting the benefits of treatment as prevention, prevention methods including PrEP and PEP, and what is known about each method for different modes of transmission.

Talk to your patients about HIV treatment, care, and transmission prevention to help them live longer, healthier lives. Because a patient's needs may change over time, HIV care providers should engage patients in brief conversations at every visit to discuss the prevention steps the patient is taking. New patient resources are also available.