HIV/AIDS Information for Providers

Overview

HIV/AIDS continue to pose significant social, economic and health barriers for people. The fight to end HIV/AIDS involves healthcare providers promptly and effectively screening, reporting and treating new infections and helping out-of-care clients return to services.

Screen for HIV/AIDS

In the United States, 15% of people living with HIV don’t know they have it. Nearly 40% of new HIV infections are transmitted by people who don’t know they have the virus.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 13–64 years old get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.
  • People at increased risk should get tested more frequently, usually every 3–6 months.

Report new cases within 3 business days

Fax a completed confidential HIV/AIDS Adult Case Report to (253) 649-1389.

To report other STD/STIs fax the completed Confidential STD Case Report Form to (253) 649-1389. For more information visit our STD/STI Information for Providers page. For questions, or more information, call [info.phon.number].

Prevent transmission

  • Educate your patients on safe sex practices and contraception.
  • Link eligible patients to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
  • Screen for additional STDs.
  • Advocate for better health and social services for patients at risk of HIV/AIDS.
  • Prevent unsafe injection practices in healthcare settings.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Resources

Questions? We can help.

Questions?
  • For urgent issues, call (253) 649-1412.
  • For non-urgent issues, call (253) 649-1413 and leave a message.
    • Includes reporting notifiable conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Leave the patient’s name, date of birth and disease.