Unknown HIV Status in the Emergency Department

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Objectives: The authors sought to determine the prevalence of unknown HIV status among emergency department (ED) patients, how it has changed over time, and whether it differs according to patient characteristics. Methods: The authors used electronic medical record data to identify whether HIV status was known or unknown among patients aged ≥13 seen in the ED of a large, urban medical center between 2006 and 2011. The authors used multivariate logistic regression to identify the characteristics associated with unknown HIV status. Results: The prevalence of unknown HIV status decreased each year, from 87.7% in 2006 to 74.9% in 2011 (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-319
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • emergency department
  • expanded HIV testing
  • unknown HIV status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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