Ontario Guidelines for Providers Offering HIV Testing (2023)
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These clinical guidelines for providers offering HIV testing recommend streamlined testing and counselling for people at risk of HIV infection, a focus on identifying symptoms of acute and chronic HIV, and routine testing for members of populations with higher rates of HIV.
They support equitable access to prevention strategies for people at risk of HIV infection and access to culturally relevant services and treatment for people with HIV infection.
Of particular note, the guidelines reduce the current HIV window period for definitively diagnosing HIV from three months to six weeks, to reflect advances in HIV testing technologies in Ontario.
Visit https://hivtestingontario.ca/ for more information and resources.