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Acceptability and feasibility of universal offer of rapid point of care testing for HIV in an acute admissions unit: results of the RAPID project.

Burns, F; Edwards, SG; Woods, J; Haidari, G; Calderon, Y; Leider, J; Morris, S; ... Brown, M; + view all (2012) Acceptability and feasibility of universal offer of rapid point of care testing for HIV in an acute admissions unit: results of the RAPID project. PLoS One , 7 (4) , Article e35212. 10.1371/journal.pone.0035212. Green open access

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Abstract

UK guidance recommend all acute medical admissions be offered an HIV test. Our aim was to determine whether a dedicated staff member using a multimedia tool, a model found to be effective in the USA, is an acceptable, feasible, and cost-effective model when translated to a UK setting.

Type: Article
Title: Acceptability and feasibility of universal offer of rapid point of care testing for HIV in an acute admissions unit: results of the RAPID project.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035212
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035212
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Burns et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC3338735 Gilead’s United Kingdom and Ireland Fellowship Programme and Camden’s & Islington’s Provider Services. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. This work was undertaken at University College London Hospital/University College London who received a proportion of funding from the Department of Health’s National Institutes of Health Research Biomedical Research Centres funding scheme.
Keywords: AIDS Serodiagnosis, Adult, Emergency Service, Hospital, Great Britain, HIV Infections, Humans, Incidence, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Point-of-Care Systems
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Applied Health Research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1346542
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