We absolutely do and I would argue that if they require GC and chlamydia testing then there is an equally obvious medical indication for HIV testing.
On Jan 21, 2013, at 18:55, "Dominic" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Question: How many out there have HIV testing as a standard part of the STI testing package (ie GC and Chlamydia)?
> Our pediatric disease specialists are requesting we make this a standard part of our STI testing in the Children's ED.
> We have had some concerns in our group with this regarding screening testing in the ED (with no obvious medical indication). There is also the medico-legal issue of tracking down those with positive tests.
> We are not in a particularly high-prevalence area for HIV.
> Thanks for any input or experience.
> Dominic Lucia M.D.
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> McLane Children's Hospital and Clinics Scott & White
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