TITLE

Routine screening for HIV infection is recommended in all subjects aged over 13

AUTHOR(S)
MARGULESCU, Andrei D.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine;2008, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p310
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The presents information on guidelines issued by the American College of Physicians, according to which all individuals aged over 13 should be screened for HIV infection, unless they specifically deny screening. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), more than one third of newly diagnosed HIV positive persons develop AIDS in less than one year. It is stated that these individuals were infected for a long period before diagnosis. The current two-step screening method consists of enzyme immunoassay, followed by confirmatory immunofluorescent assay. It is stated that routine screening is cost-effective, and decreases transmission in HIV positive individuals.
ACCESSION #
36124675

 

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