HIV infection must be destigmatised

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1541a (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1541
  1. Renee Danziger
  1. Research fellow Health Services Research, Unit Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR,—M A Catchpole and colleagues report that the current system of voluntary confidential HIV testing in genitourinary medicine clinics in England and Wales is failing to identify a substantial proportion of patients with HIV infection and that many patients who are identified as HIV positive do not adopt or sustain safer sex practices.1 These findings have major policy implications. Should routine testing for HIV be introduced in genitourinary medicine clinics in England and Wales? Would this help …

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