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Table 3 Patient’s contacts with the healthcare system during the three years prior to HIV diagnosis

From: Missed opportunities for HIV testing in newly-HIV-diagnosed patients, a cross sectional study

  n %
Contact with a healthcare setting 994  
  General practitioner 922 93%
  Medical specialist 649 65%
  Hospital 324 33%
  Emergency department 329 33%
  Other medical department or practitioner 377 38%
Annual frequency of encounters with general practitioner
  Never, or did not know 106 11%
  Once a year 286 29%
  Two to six times a year 511 51%
  At least once a month 91 9%
Time between last medical encounter and HIV diagnosis
  ≤1 year 826 84%
  >1 year 93 9%
  Did not know 75 7%