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HIV Infection ! Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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  • Michael S. Saag, M.D.

Universal screening for HIV infection is recommended, with repeat testing in persons at high risk. Infected persons should be promptly referred for a comprehensive assessment, including screening for associated infections and attention to social factors that may hinder adherence to treatment, and antiretroviral therapy should be initiated.

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Dr. Saag reports receiving grant support, paid to his institution, from ViiV Healthcare and Gilead Sciences. No other potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

I thank Bonnie Zarzaur for technical assistance and Donna Jacobsen for editorial assistance with an earlier draft of the manuscript.

Author Affiliations

From the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham.

Address reprint requests to Dr. Saag at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 845 19th St. South, Bevill Biomedical Research Bldg. 256, Birmingham, AL 35294-2170, or at .

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