TITLE

Opt-out HIV testing: key questions on cost and implementation

AUTHOR(S)
Branson, Bernard M.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Research Initiative/Treatment Action!;Summer2011, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
An interview with Dr. Bernard M. Branson, the lead author of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendations for opt-out HIV screening, is presented. Branson points out the reasons for HIV testing including making testing more routine, removing potential barriers to testing, and reducing stigma for patients. He cites some steps to take should an institution decides to apply opt-out testing. He adds that healthcare organizations suggest HIV screening to their members.
ACCESSION #
71827464

 

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