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The acceptability of routine HIV testing in general medical admissions using a sexual health advisor/healthcare assistant model
  1. Amina Buba1,2,
  2. Martin Fisher1,3,
  3. Jonathan Roberts1,
  4. Elaney Youssef1,
  5. Mohammed Hassan Ibrahim1,
  6. Michael Brown2,
  7. Daniel Richardson1,3
  1. 1 Department of Sexual Health & HIV Medicine, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  2. 2 Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  3. 3Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Amina Buba, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; Buba{at}doctors.org.uk

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UK guidelines recommend routine HIV testing in general medical admissions where HIV prevalence exceeds 2/1000.1

Brighton has the highest UK HIV prevalence (7.96/1000) outside London.2 A previous study in Brighton showed that 39.7% of medical admissions were offered HIV tests in a physician-led testing programme, and the acceptance was 91%.3

Since February 2013, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton has offered routine HIV testing in general medical admissions aged 18–79, not known …

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