Chile's patchy HIV reporting triggers reform
This article was originally published in Clinica
More than 4,000 cases of HIV infection were diagnosed in private clinics in Chile during 2004-08, yet remained unaccounted for until now among public health authorities. While honouring a promise of transparency in the publication of private-sector data of such public health interest, the recent government inquiry that unearthed the unreported HIV incidence has triggered a commitment by the central authorities to introduce a single, comprehensive case-reporting system that embraces both private and public sector screening.
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