Published in AIDS Weekly, July 5th, 2004
According to recent research from the United States, "In an effort to help fight the HIV epidemic, we offered standard HIV testing to high-risk and symptomatic patients attending an urban emergency department (ED) located in a high-prevalence area. We assessed rates of consent, HIV infection, and linkage into care by demographic and risk characteristics."
N.R. Glick and coauthors reported, "Consent rates were consistently greater than 50% across the various demographics and risk groups. The HIV prevalence rate was 3% and ranged from 0% to 50% across groups. Of...
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