Although many physicians are not up to speed on
the CDC 2006 recommendations on HIV screening,
institution of routine voluntary testing in
health care settings does enhance identification of undiagnosed
cases of HIV infection. Furthermore, patients-
especially those in high-risk groups-are generally receptive
to the opportunity to be screened for HIV infection.
These were the findings from several studies on HIV
testing that were presented during a poster session at the
joint 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial
Agents and Chemotherapy and 46th Annual Meeting
of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, which took
place in Washington, DC, from October 25 to 28, 2008.