[HIV screening in the general population]

Record ID 32013000020
Authors' recommendations: It can be assumed that the majority of HIV-tests in Austria are conducted in hospital settings in an unfocused way. With an HIV-prevalence of about 0.1%, Austria is considered to be a lowprevalence country. Based on international guidelines, universal HIV-testing is not advisable in Austria. Fears of the health care personnel have to be taken seriously, but met with information on the actual magnitude and the real risk of occupational HIVtransmission. Information based on worldwide, European and Austrian data may be complemented by the analysis of hospital-specific laboratory-data from local patients. Focused testing-strategies, based on evidence from the current discussion on clinical indicator diseases, ought to be considered, in order to develop a constructive approach to HIV-testing which can substitute the current broad, unfocused HIV-testing
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Austria
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • HIV Infections
  • Austria
Organisation Name: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment
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