Determinants of patient acceptance and barriers to rapid HIV screening in the Denver Health Emergency Department
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Although HIV rates have decreased significantly in the United States, the disease continues to disproportionately effect certain populations and remains a high priority public health concern. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised the HIV testing recommendations, calling for routine screening in all healthcare settings where the undiagnosed prevalence is ≥0.1%. The Denver Health emergency department (ED) has been at the forefront of studying the complexities of routine HIV screening in an urban ED setting. In 2009, they conducted nested cross-sectional surveys to ...