Key Players: HIV Counseling and Testing Services
The hospital's infectious disease department may offer HIV counseling, testing and referral (CTR) services either in the hospital or at a free-standing or dedicated clinic. They may have trained counselors that can support testing in the ED, either by staffing the testing program or by providing post-test counseling and facilitating the linkage-to-care component. Possible issues with the hospital's HIV CTR include limited operating hours and limited resources the ED and CTR programs may be tapping into the same pool of funding for HIV testing.
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