As HIV testing technology advances, we have new tools and guidelines to diagnose HIV. For the latest updates from the CDC and APHL about conventional and point of care testing visit the Essential Resources page.
Updated guidelines for laboratory testing can be found on the CDC website. Updates include
- 2018 Quick Reference Guide: Recommended Laboratory HIV Testing
Algorithm for Serum or Plasma Specimens and includes guidance for reporting results, January 2018 https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/50872
- Revised and updated 2017 APHL Suggested Reporting Language for the HIV Laboratory Diagnostic Testing Algorithm, April 2017 https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/45930
- Full version of the Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection; Updated Recommendations, June 2014 https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/23447
- Technical Update on HIV-1/2 Differentiation Assays, August 2016 https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/40790
New Rapid Testing Link for CLIA waived Point of Care testing from CDC (PDF)