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Letters Tests for HIV infection

Current screening for HIV

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 14 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1500
  1. Jaime H Vera, academic clinical fellow, genitourinary and HIV medicine1,
  2. Andrew Shaw, consultant, genitourinary and HIV medicine2
  1. 1St Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust, Imperial College, London W2 1NY
  2. 2Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ
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    Doctors should recommend men who have sex with men be tested regularly for HIV infection, but suggesting that doctors should demand antigen tests and genomic testing instead of antibody tests is inaccurate.1

    The current fourth generation screening …

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