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These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.

Objective of the Care Process Model

The objective of this care process model (CPM) is to standardize and improve care for patients at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Standardization of care will assist in reducing HIV transmission and complications from untreated disease.

Target Users

Physicians (Ambulatory, Urgent Care, Emergency Department, Hospital Medicine, Fellows, and Resident Physicians, Infectious Diseases); Advanced Practice Providers; Nurses [including SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program]; Pharmacists




Care Process Models (CPMs) promote evidence based, safe, and high-value care for patients with common or high-risk clinical conditions when national or international guidelines are not available or applicable. CPMs are informed by methodical review of scientific literature and the consensus of a multidisciplinary committee of subject matter experts and key stakeholders at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Processes within CPMs may be specific to Children’s Mercy Kansas City and should be evaluated before applying to a different setting.

Care Process Models are updated on a revision schedule. Primary files will always be the most current update. Previous revisions are available upon request from Children’s Mercy Library Services.

Finalized/Revised: March 2018; July 2019; Feb 2023

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

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