Vancouver Hospitals Plan to Offer HIV Tests to Everyone
September 26, 2011
It's no secret that not enough people get tested for HIV on a regular basis, let alone get tested at all. Here in the United States, an estimated 300,000 Americans infected with HIV are completely unaware of their status. Access to care plays a role in people not getting tested, but so do the missed opportunities that occur in hospital and ER settings.
A new pilot program aims to address similar testing gaps in Canada. Starting next month, doctors in two Vancouver hospitals will begin offering an HIV test to every patient who requires some type of blood work. This initiative is part of a four-year, $48 million program, Stop HIV/AIDS.View Full Article
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