TITLE

Should Australia consider opt-out HIV testing?

AUTHOR(S)
Leidel, Stacy; McConigley, Ruth; Boldy, Duncan; Girdler, Sonya; Wilson, Sally
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
Australasian Medical Journal;2015, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of the opt-out testing technique for patients with undiagnosed HIV infection in Australia. There are several advantages in adopting the technique including the absence of stigma associated with formal HIV testing in the general population, the prevention of late HIV diagnosis and the monitoring of HIV transmission from high-risk groups to heterosexual individuals. A comparison of opt-out testing in Australia and the U.S. is presented.
ACCESSION #
101675703

 

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