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Paid HIV rapid testing in general medicine private practice in French Guiana: a pilot project

Abstract : French Guiana has long been the French territory most affected by HIV (Ministry of Health, 2010). Persons unaware of their HIV infection have a preponderant role in the infection of new sexual partners.1 Too often, HIV-infected persons unaware of their infections repeatedly come in contact with physicians without being offered an HIV test.2 In French Guiana, private practitioners perform 70% of all HIV tests and diagnose 45% of new HIV patients.3 Following the national recommendations to do an HIV test each year for every one having sexual relations in French Guiana,4,5 a pilot project using rapid HIV tests in the private practice was developed by the Réseau Kikiwi, a network of health professionals involved in HIV care and testing. The objective here is to present this experience and its evaluation.
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Issa Sangare, Anne Jolivet, Antoine Adenis, Leila Adriouch, M Levy-Loeb, et al.. Paid HIV rapid testing in general medicine private practice in French Guiana: a pilot project. Public Health, WB Saunders, 2017, Epub ahead of print. ⟨10.1016/j.puhe.2017.06.002⟩. ⟨inserm-01572575⟩

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