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This retrospective observational study aims at the examination of regional differences in the procedure of referral for serological HIV testing between eastern (new) and western (old) German federal states.
Increasing incidence of HIV infections urges early recognition and timely introduction of therapy. Regional differences in referral approach and patient behavior are presumably associated with considerable delays in infection recognition and therapy onset. Comparison of records of new cases which were diagnosed in 2014 in several eastern federal states and a major western German city is expected to disclose whether the regionally preferred type of the primary care institution affects the time point of first diagnosis and the elapsed time since the emergence of the infection, as assessed by Cluster of Differentiation 4 positive (CD4+) lymphocyte counts and manifestation of clinical symptoms of immune deficiency.
Medical record review
Not yet recruiting
Jena University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-05-18T15:23:21-0400
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Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.
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AIDS and HIV
AIDS; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV; Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV infection causes AIDS. HIV infection also causes the production of anti-HIV antibodies, which forms the test for HIV in patients. People who have the HIV antibodies are ...