Screening for HIV in pregnancy

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.414d (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:414
  1. J Meadows,
  2. T Chester,
  3. J Catalan
  1. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW 10 9NH.

    EDITOR, - We agree with the policy of voluntary named testing being offered universally in antenatal clinics, as in the Swedish national screening programme for HIV infection in pregnant women,1 and would like to report on our experiences in the Riverside Health District in central London.

    A system of voluntary named HIV testing has been in operation in the hospital based antenatal services since 1987. We studied this service in 1991, when the uptake rate of the test was 17% (134/788), asking 318 women …

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