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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 08 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3113

London NHS trust tests critical care patients for HIV: Barts Health NHS Trust, which has six hospitals in London, is to test patients in critical care units for HIV in an effort to ensure early diagnosis. The move follows a successful pilot from October 2012 to April 2013 at the Royal London Hospital in which all patients in the adult critical care unit were offered a blood test for HIV. Of the 899 patients, 465 (52%) agreed to the test, three of whom tested positive …

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