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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 …
Contributors RD analysed the data and wrote the draft under supervision of CO. CO was the lead for the study. All the authors contributed to drafting and reviewing the manuscript.
Funding AbbVie, Gilead Sciences and Barts Health charity.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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