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European HIV testing numbers need to be improved for early HIV case finding. Recently, a Spanish study by Agustí et al1 showed an HIV testing rate of 18.6% following the 4 months after HIV indicator (IC) diagnosis. We performed similar secondary analyses with 102 newly diagnosed HIV cases (2002–2012) from six general practices located in a high HIV prevalence area in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.2 In the medical records of these patients, we found an HIV testing rate of 26.0% in the 3 months after IC diagnosis.
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Contributors DET was involved in statistical analyses and writing the manuscript. IKJ and JEAMvB provided feedback and approved the manuscript for submission.
Funding This work was supported by a grant (reference: 2012074) of the Aids Fonds, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Competing interests None declared.
Ethics approval According to the Medical Research (Human Subjects) Act (WMO), formal approval for this research project by a medical ethics committee was not required. The academic GP network extracts data according to strict guidelines for the privacy protection of patients and GPs.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement No additional data are available.