An 8 year nationwide prospective registration of non-consented HIV testing in Belgium.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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BACKGROUND: Little information is available on the number of HIV tests that are carried out without the patient’s consent. The aim of this study was to find out about the number of HIV tests for which the specific consent of the patient was not obtained and to describe the circumstances in which these tests were carried out.METHODS: Since 1993 a representative network of sentinel general practitioners (GPs) has recorded data about requests for HIV tests, risk behaviour and the patient’s awareness about the test.RESULTS: In total 11,660 HIV tests were recorded and for 3628 tests the question…

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