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STD and HIV Resources for Providers


STD and HIV Resources for Providers

The STD/HIV Program has developed activities and resources to assist health care providers in the public and private sectors to integrate routine STD and HIV testing as a part of patient care. These activities will also help facilitate linkage to HIV specialty care for newly identified HIV infected patients, as well as discuss pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and help patients get it. 

Appropriate health care settings for implementation of routine STD and HIV testing include:

  • Hospital emergency departments
  • Specialty care clinics (e.g., ob/gyn, TB)
  • Community clinics (e.g., homeless, substance abuse)
  • Inpatient care (e.g., labor and delivery)
  • Correctional health care facilities
  • Pediatric/prenatal care clinics
  • Other primary care settings

CDC Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults and Adolescents in Health Care Settings

CDC 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines

The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 people infected with HIV are unaware that they are infected … and 54% of new sexually transmitted HIV infections in the US originate from HIV infected persons who are unaware of their infection.

CDC recommendations urge providers to include HIV testing as a routine part of health care for all patients 13 – 64 years of age regardless of their risk. Routine HIV testing ensures that:

  • More people learn about their HIV infection
  • Those who learn about their infection will benefit from earlier access to treatment
  • There is a reduction in the risk of further transmitting HIV to others
General information

What are my responsibilities as a medical provider?

Please provide this information to the patient before testing.

What do I do if the patient tests positive for HIV?
Disclose confirmed HIV positive result to patient. If you need disclosure assistance you may contact Darryl Lampkin, Supervisor, 650-573-3643.

HIV/AIDS is a reportable disease, as mandated by Title 17 California Code of Regulations (CCR).

Please complete the HIV/AIDS Case Report Form as thoroughly as possible. Report by fax or mail within 7 working days.

(650) 573-2919

General information

What information can I provide to my patient?

  • Edison Clinic Brochure English Spanish
  • Partner Services Brochure
  • Drop-in Support Group Flyer English Spanish
  • Hotline Telephone Numbers/Other Resources:
    • CDC National HIV/AIDS Hotline 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
    • AIDS/HIV Nightline 1-800-628-9240 or 415-434-AIDS (434-2437)
    • HIV Health Info Line  1-800-822-7422 or 415-558-9051
    • Women Alive  1-800-554-4876
    • Crisis Management Hotline 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-784-2433
General information

Technical Assistance Activities

Staff Development/Presentation: STD/HIV Program personnel have developed and will conduct an onsite interactive presentation designed to enhance understanding of routine HIV testing in healthcare settings.  The presentation provides the following: