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Casting a Wide Net With ED Testing for HIV Infection Reaps Surprising Bounty

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Background: Newer HIV antigen-antibody tests allow early detection of HIV sooner after infection since they detect the HIV-1 p24 antigen, which appears before antibodies develop. While EDs have been identified as a focus for the identification of undiscovered HIV infection, the yield of such screening is unclear. Objective: To determine the yield of ED-based HIV screening. Design/Methods: Retrospective study evaluating HIV case identification in 9 EDs during a 3-year period. Patien more...
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