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Better but not ideal acceptance of routine inpatient HIV point-of-care testing among veterans in a high prevalence area.

Authors
  • Siegel, Marc
  • Kennedy, Leigh
  • Rexroth, Karen
  • Lankford, Margaret
  • Turner, Melissa
  • McKnight, Angela
  • Cummins, Shirley
  • Benator, Debra
  • Kan, Virginia
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2010
Volume
55
Issue
2
Pages
205–210
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181e15bf4
PMID: 20502345
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We have demonstrated how expanding HIV-POC testing among hospitalized patients can enhance patients' acceptance for screening, can detect HIV-infected individuals who might not have been tested with conventional targeted testing, and can improve linkage to care for those with HIV infection.

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