Pennsylvania: Allegheny General Hospital Refines Emergency Room HIV Screening Program
June 27, 2011
Allegheny General Hospital has initiated a routine HIV screening program for most patients in its emergency department. AGH partnered with the Pennsylvania Expanded HIV Testing Initiative (PEHTI), part of CDC-funded national efforts to identify infections earlier by making the test part of routine health care.
Results from the rapid oral fluid-based tests are given to patients before discharge. Patients with positive results are provided a confirmatory blood test and referral to AGH's Positive Health Clinic for the results, counseling and needed care.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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