Implementing expanded rapid human immunodeficiency virus testing in public health centers in Seoul, 2015

Cho Ryok Kang, Ji Hwan Bang, Sung Il Cho, Young Hwa Lee, Myoung-Don Oh, Jong-Koo Lee

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Abstract

In 2015, rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing was implemented in all 25 public health centers in Seoul. During March and December 2015, 20,987 rapid HIV tests were performed, of which 116 (0.5%) were positive. Compared to those of the period before application of the rapid HIV test in place of conventional enzyme immunoassay method, the number of HIV tests performed and the number of positive results increased by sevenfold and twofold, respectively. In conclusion, expansion of the provision of rapid HIV tests in public health centers increased the number of voluntary HIV tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-349
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2018

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Keywords

  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Korea
  • Public health center
  • Rapid HIV test
  • Seoul

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Implementing expanded rapid human immunodeficiency virus testing in public health centers in Seoul, 2015. / Kang, Cho Ryok; Bang, Ji Hwan; Cho, Sung Il; Lee, Young Hwa; Oh, Myoung-Don; Lee, Jong-Koo.

In: Infection and Chemotherapy, Vol. 50, No. 4, 01.12.2018, p. 346-349.

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