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HIV testing should be offered irrespective of age

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2113 (Published 13 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2113
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1 London

Healthcare professionals are often reluctant to offer HIV tests to elderly people, with the result that HIV is diagnosed late in many of these patients, an editorial argues.

Eva Bunting and colleagues from the Royal Sussex County Hospital wrote in Age and Ageing that it was imperative that geriatricians consider HIV infection within their …

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