Undetected HIV infection among acutely ill psychiatric inpatients.

@article{Sacks1992UndetectedHI,
  title={Undetected HIV infection among acutely ill psychiatric inpatients.},
  author={Michael S. Sacks and Helen Dermatis and S Looser-Ott and Wayne Burton and Seymour Perry},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={149 4},
  pages={544-5}
}
Serological testing of waste bloods revealed that 25 (7%) of 350 acutely ill psychiatric inpatients had HIV infection. Eight of the 10 HIV-positive patients whose serological status was not recorded on admission were discharged with their status still unrecorded and presumably undetected. Thirty-nine (51%) of the 77 inpatients with HIV-related risk behaviors identified on admission were discharged with no record of their having been serologically tested before or during hospitalization. 

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