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GPs should encourage more HIV testing, says AIDS foundation

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:830
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    HIV testing must be offered more routinely in primary care to identify people with the disease much earlier, says the first nationally agreed service standards for HIV.

    The standards, published by the Medical Foundation for AIDS and Sexual Health—a charity partly funded by the BMA, that promotes excellence in the prevention and management of HIV—have been endorsed by the Department of Health, the British HIV Association, and the National Association of NHS Providers of AIDS Care and Treatment.

    Although the health and quality of life for many …

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