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National study of HIV testing in men who have sex with men attending genitourinary clinics in the United Kingdom
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    Re: Why do people decline HIV testing?
    • Helen L Munro, Senior Scientist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Catherine M. Lowndes, David G. Daniels, Ann K. Sullivan and Angela J. Robinson

    Dear Editor,

    In response to M O Ramogi on 21st August 2008, it is important to point out that since only patients attending with a new episode were included in the study, those experiencing chronic/recurrent infections or attending solely for treatment were excluded. Therefore the inclusion of patients for who HIV testing is less applicable is unlikely to be the explanation for the association between symptoms of an STI...

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    Why do people decline HIV testing?
    • Manjula Pammi, Specialist Registrar, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
    • Other Contributors:
      • Dr EM Carlin, Nottingham University Hospital and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust

    Dear Editor,

    Although the uptake of the HIV test has increased significantly in recent years, following the introduction of opt-out screening programmes, there is still a substantial number of the HIV population that is still undiagnosed.1 Therefore, we read with interest the National study of HIV testing in men who have sex with men attending genitourinary clinics in the United Kingdom by H L Munro et el.2 This st...

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    STI symptoms and less offer of HIV test , possible explanation

    Dear Editor,

    An interesting finding in this study was the association between having STI symptoms and less chance of being offered HIV test as compared with the patients with no STI symptoms. However the study fails to describe what symptoms these patients might have had. One explanation could be that these patients had chronic recurrent symptoms like genital herpes, chronic non specific urethritis or genital warts an...

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