Data from: HIV testing in a South African emergency department: a missed opportunity

Bhakti Hansoti, David Stead, Andy Parrish, Steven J. Reynolds, Andrew D. Redd, Madeleine M. Whalen, Nomzamo Mvandaba & Thomas C. Quinn
Background: South Africa (SA) has the highest burden of HIV infection in the world. Even though HIV testing is mandated in all hospital-based facilities in SA, it is rarely implemented in the emergency department (ED). EDs are episodic care centers that provide care to large volumes of undifferentiated patients for short periods of time, and may treat undiagnosed HIV-infected patients not captured through standard clinic based screenings. Methods and Findings: In this prospective study, we...
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