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US considers name based tracking for HIV positive patients

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7176.75a (Published 09 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:75
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the main public health agency in the United States, has issued new draft guidelines for HIV case surveillance, including a recommendation for a name based HIV tracking system.

    The new system, suggested the agency, will avoid many of the shortcomings of data gathering associated with the …

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