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Editor's Correspondence
Mar 26, 2012

Nontargeted HIV Screening in Emergency Departments

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(6):522-523. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.1888

The article published in the October 24th issue of the Archives on the impact of nontargeted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in emergency departments (EDs) raises important public health questions with regard to effective strategies for HIV screening. d’Almeida et al1 reported a study done in 29 EDs in the Paris metropolitan area, France, with a 0.14% rate of diagnosis after testing 12 754 people. d’Almeida et al1(p19) concluded,

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