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PHR News: New Public Health Reports Supplement 1: Implementing Routine HIV Screening in Clinical Settings Now Available

The Public Health Reports Supplement 1: Implementing Routine HIV Screening in Clinical Settings issue is now live on www.publichealthreports.org. The official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General since 1878, PHR serves as an informative and accessible resource for practitioners, professors, scholars, and students of public health. Published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal provides important research and presents key discussions on the major issues confronting the public health community.

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The articles in this supplement represent a snapshot of the innovation by clinicians and researchers who have worked to fulfill the promise of CDC’s screening recommendations. The consequences of their efforts and similar efforts by others have undoubtedly had positive effects on health. Yet, fully reaching our national HIV prevention goals to increase awareness of HIV serostatus40 will require expanding and modifying current efforts to integrate routine testing into existing systems; improving linkage to care for those diagnosed with HIV; continuing to support other testing strategies, such as risk-based HIV testing and HIV testing for couples; establishing and implementing repeat screening for those at high risk for HIV; and providing access to enhanced counseling and biomedical interventions for people who are still susceptible to HIV.

Articles this issue include the following: