Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V03150266
Indicator-based HIV testing
The mortality of HIV-infected patients in Denmark approaches that of the background population. Still, half of the HIV-infected patients are diagnosed late, resulting in poorer response to therapy, larger cost and greater transmission rate. A pan-European initiative, ”HIV in Europe” has published a guideline on indicator-based HIV testing in order to improve early HIV diagnosis. The Danish Society of Infectious Diseases wishes to highlight the importance of indicator based HIV testing, in order to improve the possibility of early diagnose and therapy of HIV-infection.