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Late diagnosis of HIV infection in children is common and devastating

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.747a (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:747
  1. Geraldine Barrett,
  2. Christina R Victor
  1. Research fellow Senior lecturer Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,--J A Evans and colleagues draw attention to the late diagnosis of HIV infection in infants not previously known to be at risk of the disease, but they only hint at the potential extent of this problem.1 In 1993, as part of a review of services for children and families with HIV infection, we undertook in depth interviews with 10 families who had a child in the care of our paediatric HIV service.2 This study suggested that the late …

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