Letters Investigating incidental lymphopenia

Routinely test for HIV in everyone presenting with unexplained lymphopenia

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2433 (Published 03 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2433
  1. Mags D Portman, specialty registrar, genitourinary medicine/HIV1
  1. 1Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds Centre for Sexual Health, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
  1. mags.portman{at}gmail.com

It is encouraging to see HIV discussed and identified as the diagnosis in a 55 year old man presenting with lymphopenia. However, it is dismaying that when discussing investigations, Brass and colleagues state that an HIV test should be considered in patients with “high risk activities …

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