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Diagnostics VIH tardifs en 2009 en Suisse: motivation a un dépistage systématique du VIH [Late diagnoses of HIV infection in 2009 in Switzerland: towards a universal HIV testing?]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Individuals who are unaware of their HIV infection constitute a fragile and a critical population both from a personal and from a community-based point of view: if the infection is diagnosed too late, the outcome can be complicated by AIDS-defining diseases, whose prognosis may remain unfavourable even after the initiation of a potent antiretroviral therapy. These patients contribute to the virus spreading into the community, owing to a high viral load. It is now necessary to recognise the limits of a risk behaviour and disease-driven HIV screening policy. Since 2006, the American guidelines recommend a routine HIV testing for all patients age 13 to 64 years unless they specifically refuse the test (opt-out). In Switzerland, the recommendations remain so far risk-centred.
HIV Infections/diagnosis, HIV Infections/epidemiology, Humans, Mass Screening, Switzerland, Time Factors
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