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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 …
Contributors AB: key researcher and manuscript writer. MF, MB and DR: main project supervisors. JR, ER and MHI: data collection, support with analysis and provision of laboratory data.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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