Is HIV screening in the general population cost-effective?

  • HL Tan
  • KC Koh

Abstract

Ms RK, a 24 year old Muslim female clerk, presented to theHealth Clinic for a medical check up. She was getting marriedand asked for pre-marital screening. As a Muslim, she neededto undergo Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screeningbefore registering her marriage. Pre-testing counsellingrevealed no risk factor for HIV infection. Her HIV test wasnegative (using the rapid test SD Bioline HIV-1/2 3.0). TheHIV test of her fiance (done elsewhere) was also negative. (copied from article)

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Published
2008-10-01
How to Cite
TanH., & KohK. (2008). Is HIV screening in the general population cost-effective?. Malaysian Family Physician, 3(2), 2. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/300
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