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  • Evidence for routine HIV testing in termination of pregnancy and colposcopy clinic
    Sarah Creighton

    We read with interest the findings that 8% of HIV positive women may have had their HIV diagnosed earlier if routine HIV testing were delivered in termination of pregnancy (TOP) and colposcopy services.

    We introduced routine, opt-out HIV testing in the termination service in Homerton Hospital, London in April 2008[1] and in the colposcopy unit of Homerton Hospital in September 2010.[2]

    In 3 years, betwee...

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  • Challenge of HIV testing in low prevalence settings
    Chris Smith

    The article on HIV testing in abortion clinics provides a compelling argument for normalising HIV testing and making it part of our general medical care.(1) Similar discussions regarding approaches to HIV testing in low prevalence settings are ongoing in general practice.(2)(3) We recently reviewed the recorded HIV status of patients from countries of high HIV prevalence (>1%) in our practice in Portsmouth (an area with...

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