Routine HIV Testing of Inmates at Intake Can Diagnose at-risk Groups Earlier
Jun 21, 2013 - 1:38:36 PM
Between January 1, 2011 and March 15, 2012 the jail integrated a voluntary, rapid HIV screening project into its medical intake process, working with the Emory and CDC researchers. As a result, 12,141 HIV tests were conducted for those not indicating a previous HIV diagnosis, and 52 newly diagnosed HIV infections were identified.
Complete results from the project are published in the CDC's June 20, 2013 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
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