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Non-targeted HIV testing in ER acceptable to patients

from HealthDay News via MPR

A non-targeted HIV testing approach in a South African emergency department is acceptable to patients and reveals a high HIV prevalence, including undiagnosed cases, according to a study published online March 13 in PLOS ONE. Bhakti Hansoti, MBChB, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues quantified the burden of undiagnosed HIV infection in a South African emergency department based on findings following implementation of the National South African HIV testing guidelines for 24 hours a day at Frere Hospital in the Eastern Cape. more

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