HIV assessment and testing for hospital inpatients: still a weak link in the cascade

Iwuji, Collins C and Lessells, Richard J (2017) HIV assessment and testing for hospital inpatients: still a weak link in the cascade. Public Health Action, 7 (4). 243-243(1). ISSN 2220-8372

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Abstract

Since 2007, the World Health Organization has recommended that in countries with generalized HIV epidemics, HIV testing and counselling should be offered to all adults and adolescents seen in a health facility (1). This recommendation had been policy in Uganda since 2005 (2). However, evidence suggests that translation of this policy to practice in real-world settings has been patchy and that missed opportunities with HIV testing in the inpatient setting are still contributing to HIV related deaths (3,4).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Research Centres and Groups: Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research
Depositing User: Esther Garibay
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 07:56
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 07:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72915

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