Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 15th, 2006
Study 1: Risk-based HIV testing does not detect the majority of infected persons in medical care settings.
In a recently published report, investigators in the United States conducted a "retrospective review of newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients between September 2001 and December 2003" to "evaluate opportunities for earlier human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosis within a comprehensive public health care system."
"One hundred twenty of 348 (34%) newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients had medical care within our system in the 3 years before...
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