HIV testing for acute medical admissions: evaluation of a pilot study in Leicester, England.

@article{Palfreeman2013HIVTF,
  title={HIV testing for acute medical admissions: evaluation of a pilot study in Leicester, England.},
  author={Adrian Palfreeman and Farai Nyatsanza and Helen Farn and Graham McKinnon and Paul C Schober and Paul McNally},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2013},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={308-10}
}
OBJECTIVES The 2008 UK National Guidelines for HIV testing recommended HIV testing should be offered to all general medical admissions aged 16-60 years in high prevalence areas, and that this should be evaluated to ensure this was effective in diagnosing previously undiagnosed HIV. METHODS HIV testing was introduced as a routine test for all patients admitted to the acute medical admissions unit, comparisons were made between the testing rates before, during and after this intervention… CONTINUE READING
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