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Linkage to care after routine HIV, hepatitis B & C testing in the emergency department: the ‘Going Viral’ campaign
  1. Rageshri Dhairyawan1,
  2. Rebecca O'Connell2,
  3. Stuart Flanagan2,
  4. Emma Wallis2,
  5. Chloe Orkin2
  1. 1 Department of Integrated Sexual Health, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2 Department of Infection and Immunity, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan, Department of Outpatients East, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust, London, UK; rdhairyawan{at}doctors.org.uk

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Early diagnosis of bloodborne viruses (BBVs) improves outcomes and reduces onward transmission. Challenges facing successful testing initiatives in many settings globally have chiefly involved sustainability, linkage and retention in care for those diagnosed.

We report on the linkage to care data from the week-long ‘Going Viral’ BBV testing campaign during October 2014. Emergency department (ED) attendees who had bloods taken at nine UK EDs were offered routine testing …

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