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Mental Health Patients Up to Four Times More Likely to be Infected With HIV

(2/18/2014)

Mental Health Patients Up to Four Times More Likely to be Infected With HIV
ScienceDaily
February 13, 2014

People receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population, according to a new study published Feb. 13 in the American Journal of Public Health from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions who tested over 1,000 patients in care in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Of that group, several new HIV cases were detected, suggesting that not all patients are getting tested in mental health care settings, despite recommendations to do so from the CDC and the Institute of Medicine.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140213184655.htm


Keywords: mental, health, patients, HIV, increased, risk



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