HIV infection among patients in U.S. acute care hospitals. Strategies for the counseling and testing of the hospital patients. The Hospital HIV Surveillance Group.

@article{Janssen1992HIVIA,
  title={HIV infection among patients in U.S. acute care hospitals. Strategies for the counseling and testing of the hospital patients. The Hospital HIV Surveillance Group.},
  author={Robert S. Janssen and Michael E. St. Louis and Glen A. Satten and Sophie Critchley and Lyle R. Petersen and Randall Scott Stafford and John W K Ward and Debra L. Hanson and Noem{\'i} Olivo and Charles A. Schable},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={327 7},
  pages={445-52}
}
BACKGROUND Routine, voluntary testing of hospital patients for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been proposed in order to identify those with early HIV infection in a setting where there is ready access to counseling, appropriate clinical referral, evaluation, and therapy. We studied the pattern of HIV infection among patients in 20 U.S. hospitals, in order to evaluate possible national strategies for the routine, voluntary HIV counseling and testing of hospital patients. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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