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Implementation of a routine HIV testing policy in an acute medical setting in a UK general hospital: a cross-sectional study.

Authors
  • Phillips, David
  • Barbour, Alison
  • Stevenson, Jan
  • Draper, Sonja
  • Motazed, Reza
  • Elgalib, Ali
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually transmitted infections
Publication Date
May 01, 2014
Volume
90
Issue
3
Pages
185–187
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051302
PMID: 24300771
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Our experience shows that routine opt-out testing can be delivered and sustained by general medical staff in an AMU with no money spent other than laboratory processing of the test. We believe that success and sustainability of this policy is due to the high level of commitment from and ownership by the AMU staff, particularly nurses. Ongoing support and motivation from the HIV team has facilitated the delivery of this policy.

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