Undiagnosed-HIV prevalence in France based on non-targeted screening in emergency departments

Publié le 17 Juillet 2012
Mis à jour le 09 septembre 2019

To estimate the 2009-2010 undiagnosed-HIV prevalence in the Paris metropolitan region, where half of France's new HIV cases are diagnosed annually, we used a direct method based on a large sample of emergency department patients unaware of their HIV status. The overall expected prevalence was 0.09% (95% confidence interval 0.04-0.13). Undiagnosed infections were exclusively found in high-risk groups. This prevalence is below the 0.1% threshold suggested by regulatory authorities for implementing universal screening.

Auteur : Cremieux AC, d'Almeida KW, de Truchis P, Simon F, Le Strat Y, Bousquet V, Semaille C, Le Vu S, Lert F
AIDS, 2012, vol. 26, n°. 11, p. 1445-8