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Using nonrapid HIV technology for routine, opt-out HIV screening in a high-volume urban emergency department.
Hoxhaj S, Davila JA, Modi P, Kachalia N, Malone K, Ruggerio MC, Miertschin N, Brock P, Fisher A, Mitts B, Giordano TP. Using nonrapid HIV technology for routine, opt-out HIV screening in a high-volume urban emergency department. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Jul 1; 58(1 Suppl 1):S79-84.
Opt-out screening using standard nonrapid technology, rather than rapid testing, is feasible in a busy urban ED. This method of HIV screening has cost benefits and a low false-positivity rate, but aggressive follow-up and referral of patients with new diagnoses for linkage to care is required.