Year: 1994 Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, v.121, no.10, (November 15, 1994), p.763-766 SIEC No: 19940914

This article reports on a case-control study which examined risk factors for factitious HIV infection, & a survey of hosptials in the Boston area to determine their practices for documenting HIV infection. Conclusions: limitations of current serologic tests for HIV, use of anonymous HIV testing, & recent reports of factitious HIV disease of immune deficiency syndromes that may mimic AIDS, underscore the need for clear documentation of HIV infection before medical care is started. (21 Refs.)