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HIV testing in termination of pregnancy services
  1. Sarah Creighton,
  2. Elizabeth Badham,
  3. Lindy Stacey,
  4. Iain Reeves
  1. Department of Sexual Health, Homerton University Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah Creighton, Department of Sexual Health, Homerton Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK; sarah.creighton{at}

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Anonymous unlinked seroprevalence studies estimate that the prevalence of HIV among women attending termination of pregnancy (TOP) clinics is similar to that of women attending established HIV testing sites such as genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics and higher than women attending antenatal clinics (ANCs).1 The British HIV Association testing guidelines recommend HIV …

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  • Ethics approval In accordance with the guidance from the National Research Ethics Service, this study was deemed to be a service evaluation, implementing established guidelines, without allocation to intervention groups. Assessment was by clinicians treating the participants. Accordingly, this was not presented before an ethics committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.