Missed Opportunities for HIV Testing and Late-Stage Diagnosis among HIV-Infected Patients in Uganda

TitleMissed Opportunities for HIV Testing and Late-Stage Diagnosis among HIV-Infected Patients in Uganda
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWanyenze, RK, Kamya, MR, Fatch, R, Mayanja-Kizza, H, Baveewo, S, Sawires, S, Bangsberg, DR, Coates, T, Hahn, JA
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume6
Issue7
Paginatione21794
Date Published7/2011
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0021794.t006
Short TitlePLoS ONE
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Late diagnosis of HIV infection is a major challenge to the scale-up of HIV prevention and treatment. In 2005 Uganda adopted provider-initiated HIV testing in the health care setting to ensure earlier HIV diagnosis and linkage to care. We provided HIV testing to patients at Mulago hospital in Uganda, and performed CD4 tests to assess disease stage at diagnosis.