This article identifies the compatibility of state policies with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines for HIV testing. In an effort to increase rates of HIV testing, the CDC introduced new guidelines in 2006 that are not always compatible with state policies. The CDC guidelines call for opt-out testing for all patients in all health care settings.
The authors reviewed the HIV testing policies of all 50 states for compatibility with the CDC guidelines.
The remaining states with policies incompatible with the CDC guidelines may need to revise their laws if they wish to use the CDC guidelines as policy.