Everyone admitted to hospital should be HIV tested –UWI professor

(Barbados Nation) Everyone being admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital should be tested for HIV, in the same way all pregnant mothers are expected to be screened.

So says Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology and HIV/AIDS at the University of the West Indies’ Mona, Jamaica Campus, Dr J. Peter Figueroa.

He was one of the participants in a panel discussion on the topic Paradigm Shift In Prevention Policy: A Public Health Perspective – part of the two-day National HIV/AIDS Commission HIV Research Symposium 2012 at the Savannah Hotel on Monday.

Others on the panel included Minister of Health Donville Inniss, Minister of Family Stephen Lashley, Member of Parliament and attorney Mia Mottley, and chairman of the Research Committee of the HIV Commission, Professor Clive Landis.

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