Should we implement 'opt-out' HIV testing for patients with lymphoma?

Academic Article


  • Patients with HIV are dying due to late diagnosis and physicians are being encouraged to increase HIV testing. The uptake of opt-in HIV screening for 113 lymphoma patients was audited at University College London Hospital. Of the 113 patients, 46 were not tested (41%). Previous research in the antenatal setting suggests that adopting opt-out screening would increase testing rates. © Royal College of Physicians, 2009. All rights reserved.
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    Published In

  • Clinical Medicine  Journal
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    Pubmed Id

  • 24002519
  • Author List

  • Cave J; Edwards SG; Miller RF; Ardeshna KM; Lee SM
  • Start Page

  • 320
  • End Page

  • 322
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 4