Universal HIV screening in the emergency department: an interrupted time series analysis

AIDS. 2022 Jun 23. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003282. Online ahead of print.


We performed a calendar-matched, 12-month, before (November 27, 2017 to November 26, 2018) and after (November 27, 2018 to November 26, 2019) study, to assess the utility of an ED-based HIV screening program. There were 710 and 14,335 patients screened for HIV during the pre- and post-BPA periods, respectively, representing more than a 20-fold increase in HIV screening following BPA implementation. Total HIV positive tests increased 5-fold following BPA implementation.