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Early HIV detection through rapid testing in Catalonia
ResumenObjectives: Around 42% of HIV infections in Catalonia are being diagnosed late. Thus it is essential to facilitate and promote detection of HIV infection among population, particularly among most vulnerable groups, who are reluctant to access the public health system through rapid testing. Methods: HIV rapid testing is provided in 12 community centres, 60 pharmacies, and 5 MSM sauna, following an action protocol, professional training and referral mechanisms, while guaranteeing user ´s confidentiality. Results: HIV testing, positive tests, and rates of detection for period 2009-2013 are:1) Community centres: 42,683 tests; 1,039 positive (2.43%). 2) Pharmacies: 8,174 tests; 81 positive (1%). 3) Sauna: 2,479 tests; 101 positive (4.07%). Conclusions: This initiative, diversifying and complementing classical strategies, obtains higher detection rates than those reached in primary health centres and hospitals using conventional testing. A large detection rates variability among different kind of detection centres is observed. Thus detection rates increase where most vulnerable groups are concentrated. Last term of 2014 this strategy will be extended to selected primary health centres to carry out a pilot test.
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